Co-curricular Events & Activities

2022-2023 Pre-Approved List

Co-Curricular Deadlines Fall 2022

Presidential Scholars: Within 2 weeks of the event/activity (first no later than October 17th, 2022, second no later than November 28, 2022

Honors Award Recipients: Within 2 weeks of the event/activity; no later than November 28, 2022.

The following events are pre-approved. Check back for new events and updates frequently! For information on the co-curricular requirements for honors scholarship recipients, click here. Contact debra.henney@mesacc.edu with any questions.

Co-Curricular Activities By Date

                    CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES FOR FALL 2022

                      NOTE: CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ARE DUE NOV 28. EVENTS LISTED AFTER THIS DATE ARE PROVIDED FOR STUDENTS ASKED TO RESUBMIT.

                      MPJE & MCC Jazz Ensemble Concert

                      • Nov 29, 2022, at 7 pm, 1520 S. Longmore, Mesa, 85202
                      • Jazz fans won't want to miss this one at the Performing Arts Center!
                      • Student tickets $6, General Public $8. Free parking.
                      • For tickets and more information visit https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/Z8R
                      • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts

                      A Listening Session With and For Students

                      • Date: Tuesday, November 29, 2022
                      • Time: 10:30am - 11:45am
                      • Location: SC 11 (Southern & Dobson) and Live-Streamed at this Google Link
                      • The topic of Discussion: Dating and Anxiety
                      • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                      Fall 22 Student Success Workshops (Multiple Dates Below)

                      • 11/30, 12/6, 12/7 (See Workshop Flyer for dates, times, locations, and descriptions of each event)
                      • Topics Include:
                      • The Professional Student
                      • TruWest: Deep Dive Into Budgeting
                      • TruWest: All About Credit
                      • Flip Your Math Mindset
                      • Keeping Motivated and Avoiding Burnout
                      • Remember What you Read
                      • Paying for College
                      • P.O.W.E.R. of Math Study Skills
                      • Managing Stress & Anxiety
                      • Imposter Syndrome
                      • University Transfer
                      • Any questions please contact: Ashley Armour: 480-461-7936 / ashley.armour@mesacc.edu
                      • Organizer: Foundations for Student Success
                      • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                      Jazz Combo - Free Lobby Concert

                      • Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 12 - 3 pm. 1520 S. Longmore, Mesa 85202
                      • Featuring the MCC Concert Choir, the MCC Vocal Jazz Ensemble, MCC Community Choir performing a variety of secular, pop and spiritual music.
                      • RSVP and more info at https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/Z8U
                      • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts

                      Studio Works: An Evening of Work in Progress from MCC Dance Studio Classes

                      • Friday, December 2, 2022. 7 - 9:30 pm. 1520 S. Longmore, Mesa 85202
                      • Please join us for an informal evening of dance and discussion as the students in MCC's dance studio classes present works-in-progress to showcase their efforts over the course of the semester. A celebration of our December Dance AAFA graduates will immediately follow.
                      • Suggested donation is $8 or 8 non-perishable food items. Food donations will benefit the Mesa Market. Cash donations will benefit the MCC Dance Scholarship Fund.
                      • Reserve seats and learn more at https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/Z8H
                      • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts

                      MCC Theatre: The Lady Demands Satisfaction

                      • Dec. 2, 3, 8, 9 @ 7:30 pm and Dec. 3 & 10 @ 2 pm. MCC Theatre, 1833 West Southern Avenue
                        Mesa, AZ 85202
                      • When a young maiden who has never touched a sword learns she must defend her inheritance in a duel, she struggles with a milksop suitor, a servant girl posing as a Prussian fencing master, a Prussian fencing master who thinks he is there to marry her, a stodgy lawyer and her domineering aunt – the finest blade anywhere – to save her house and lands. Like all classic farces, everyone gets the ending they deserve in unexpected ways… but will they be satisfied?
                      • Student tickets $9, General Public $12. A limited number of complimentary tickets are available through the Honors Program. Sign up here.
                      • Get tickets and learn more here: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/Z7F
                      • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts

                      MCC Choir and Vocal Jazz Concert

                      • Monday, Dec 5, 2022 at 7:30 -9 pm. 1520 S. Longmore, Mesa, AZ 85202
                      • Student tickets $6, General Public $8.
                      • Join us for beautiful night of music with the Community, Concert Band and Orchestra in the Performing Arts Center.
                      • Get tickets and Learn more here: https://www.https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/Z8f
                      • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts

                      Band and Orchestra Concert

                      • Tuesday, Dec 6, 2022 at 7-9 pm. 1520 S. Longmore, Mesa, AZ 85202
                      • Student tickets $6, General Public $8.
                      • Join us for beautiful night of music with the Community, Concert Band and Orchestra in the Performing Arts Center.
                      • Get tickets and Learn more here: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/Z8N
                      • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts

                      Percussion Concert

                      • Wednesday, Dec 7, 2022 at 7-9 pm. 1520 S. Longmore, Mesa, AZ 85202
                      • Free Admission
                      • Enjoy an evening of percussion music! The MCC percussion ensemble is a diverse group of young percussionists performing contemporary literature from some of today's major composers. Everything from multi-percussion duets to full ensemble pieces will be performed, which will include a variety of instruments such as marimbas, vibraphones, timpani, drum sets and more.
                      • RSVP and Learn more here: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/Z8Y
                      • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts

                      Guitar Concert

                      • Thursday, Dec 8, 2022 at 7-9 pm. 1520 S. Longmore, Mesa, AZ 85202
                      • Free Admission
                      • Enjoy a night of guitar music from the students of MCC.
                      • RSVP and Learn more here: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/Z8Y
                      • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts

                      MCC Chamber Ensemble - Free Lobby Concert

                      • Thursday, Dec 8, 2022 at 2:30 pm. 1520 S. Longmore, Mesa, AZ 85202
                      • Free Admission
                      • Enjoy an afternoon of chamber music featuring various student groups.
                      • RSVP and Learn more here: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/Z8c
                      • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts

                      Desert Echoes Flute Project

                      • Saturday, Dec. 10, 7:30 - 9:30 pm. 1520 S. Longmore, Mesa, AZ 85202
                      • Mesa Community College Music Department present Desert Echoes Flute Project Concert
                      • Join the flutists of the Desert Echoes Flute Project on their musical journey at the MCC Performing Arts Center! Desert Echoes Flute Project (DEFproject) is Arizona’s premiere flute ensemble organization. The original ensemble is the flute choir or orchestra (the terms are used interchangeably) that is known as DEFproject. It was founded in 2006 by artistic director Christina Steffen and has become a nationally recognized flutechoir that has been invited to perform at the National Flute Association Conventions, The San Francisco International Flute Festival, the renowned Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix,and the International Low Flutes Festival.
                      • Student tickets $6, General Public $8.
                      • Get tickets and learn more at https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/Z8x
                      • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts

                      MCC Theatre: A Midsummer Night's Dream

                      • April 28, 29, May 4, 5 @ 7:30 pm and April 29, May 6 @ 2 pm. MCC Theatre, 1833 West Southern Avenue
                        Mesa, AZ 85202
                      • Four Athenians run away to the forest only to have Puck the fairy make both of the boys fall in love with the same girl. The four run through the forest pursuing each other while Puck helps his master play a trick on the fairy queen.
                      • Student tickets $9, General Public $12. A limited number of complimentary tickets are available through the Honors Program. Sign up availabe in Spring. Watch Canvas for announcement.
                      • Get tickets and learn more here: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/Z7t
                      • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts

                      Co-Curricular Activities by Category (On your own time)

                      CULTURAL/ARTS (Attend entire performance or visit museum for at least 1 hour)

                      ONLINE MUSEUMS

                      Choose an online art museum or gallery and tour their online exhibits

                      ARIZONA THEATRE COMPANY

                      ATC's 2021-2022 Season.

                      HEARD MUSEUM (Visit Website for COVID-19 Updates/Restrictions)

                      Students (with ID): $9.00

                      ARIZONA OPERA

                      2021-2022 Season begins in October.

                      During normal seasons, Rush Tickets are available at the box office, 2 hours before showtime. If seats are available, two tickets for $20.

                      "On Demand"- Watch past performances on demand.

                      MESA ARTS CENTER

                      Professional performances at the Mesa Arts Center. See website for events and admission.

                      TEMPE CENTER FOR THE ARTS

                      Professional performances at the Tempe Center for the Arts. See website for events and admission.

                      MESA GRANDE CULTURAL PARK/ARIZONA MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

                      Adults: $5.00

                      BOYCE THOMPSON ARBORETUM STATE PARK

                      Adult (13+): $12.50

                      DESERT BOTANICAL GARDENS

                      Free Admission: Second Tuesday 8AM-8PM
                      General Admission $14.95 - 29.95

                      MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MUSEUM

                      General Admission: $20.00

                      MCC THEATER Performances at MCC

                      Free tickets are available for honors students based on availability. Watch announcements for sign-up information.

                      i.d.e.a. MUSEUM

                      Admission: $9.00

                      Free Sundays: Quarterly.

                      MESA CONTEMPORARY ARTS MUSEUM

                      Free Admission.

                      BALLET ARIZONA

                      Rush Tickets - Available at the box office one hour before show time, if seats available: $15, flat rate.

                      Student Ticket - Call ahead and choose any performance date for %15 off with your MCCD Student ID.

                      CHANDLER CENTER FOR THE ARTS

                      Professional performances at the Chandler Center for the Arts. See website for events and admission.

                      CHANDLER MUSEUM

                      Free Admission. Online Exhibits are available.

                      PHOENIX ART MUSEUM

                      Every Wednesday| 3 – 7 pm: Free
                      Other Days and Times (with Student ID): $16.00

                      PHOENIX SYMPHONY

                      Free tickets are available for honors students based on availability. Watch for announcements about sign-ups.
                      $12 off tickets for full-time college students.

                      Rush tickets are available at the box office one hour before show time. If seats are available, $12 with student ID.

                      College Club: sign up at the box office at the venue for $30.00 with your student ID and get one ticket per weekend for the classical concerts for the whole season. (This is a smokin’ deal!)

                      PHOENIX THEATER

                      Rush tickets are available at the box office one hour before show time. If seats are available, $15 with student ID.

                      PUEBLO GRANDE MUSEUM ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK

                      Adults (18-54): $6.00

                      ASU GAMMAGE

                      Professional theatre performances at Gammage. See the website for performances and dates.

                      SCOTTSDALE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART (SMOCA)

                      Admission: $7 for Students, FREE on Thursdays

                      SYMPHONY OF THE SOUTHWEST

                      Admission for 1 show: $22
                      Youth Symphony: Free

                      TEMPE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

                      Free

                      WONDERSPACES ARIZONA

                      Student Ticket: $20

                      Immersive Van Gogh Exhibition

                      Ticket prices vary

                      SYMPHONY OF THE SOUTHWEST

                      See website for 2021-2022 events and admission information.

                      CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT

                      STUDENT CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

                      Join a club on campus! Active membership and participation must be verified by the club sponsor and submitted as your "proof of attendance." *Presidents' Scholars, submit club involvement for your 2nd co-curricular so you have time to be involved and show active participation. Honors Achievement Scholars, submit this co-curricular towards the due date so you have time to demonstrate active involvement in the club.

                      STUDENT LIFE & LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES

                      Student life hosts events, activities, lectures, and field trips for the student body. We will post those events that count as co-curriculars in the pre-approved list on this page. Let us know if you think we've missed something.

                      CENTER FOR COMMUNITY AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

                      Get involved and join a Project Team.

                      Civic Action Council: Monday's 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm https://tinyurl.com/CivicActionMCCVotes2021-22

                      Students are welcome to self-enroll in our Canvas page to get up-to-date information. Join now:
                      learn.maricopa.edu/enroll/HN9FCR

                      Community Service Council: Tuesdays 3:00 - 4:30 pm https://tinyurl.com/CampusEngagement2021-22

                      MCC ATHLETICS

                      Participate on an MCC sports team during a semester. This can be used only once as a co-curricular activity. Active team participation must be verified by your coach and submitted as your "proof of attendance."

                      MCC SPORTING EVENT

                      Come out and support an MCC athletic team at one of their games/matches/meets/events. Attending a sporting event can count only once as a co-curricular and your reflection must apply something you've learned in your coursework at MCC.

                      VOLUNTEERING (Minimum of 4 hours. Activities can be combined to total 4 hours.)

                      Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

                      The MCC Center for Community and Civic Engagement has several virtual service opportunities available through community partners such as A New Leaf, Adams Elementary, Don't Leave Me.org, GreenLight Solutions Foundation, Resurrection Street Ministry/ Faith In Motion, Special Olympics Arizona and St. Vincent de Paul.

                      MCC SERVES - find a volunteer opportunity with a MCCCD Approved Community Partner

                      To use volunteering as a co-curricular, it must be with an MCCD approved community partner. The opportunities posted on MCC Serves page are all with approved community partners.

                      CENTER FOR COMMUNITY AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

                      Get involved and join a Project Team.

                      Community Service Council: Tuesdays 3:00 - 4:30 pm https://tinyurl.com/CampusEngagement2021-22

                      Students are welcome to self-enroll in our Canvas page to get up-to-date information. Join now:
                      learn.maricopa.edu/enroll/HN9FCR

                      VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) - Mesa United Way

                      Volunteer opportunities: Tax Preparer (training provided), Interpreter (be fluent in Spanish and English or American Sign Language and English), Site Greeter.

                      Receive training to become an IRS-qualified tax preparer and then volunteer during tax season to help low-income families with their tax preparation.

                      Interns will become certified tax preparers and will gain valuable on-the-ground experience in the field. Volunteers are requested to volunteer at least 25 hours during the tax season (3 hr/week).

                      Learn more and sign-up: http://www.mesaunitedway.org/become-vita-volunteer/

                      ACADEMIC LECTURE

                      MCCCD HONORS FORUM LECTURE SERIES

                      2021-2022 Events TBD

                      PSYCHOLOGY EVENING LECTURE SERIES

                      Stream a past MCC Psychology Evening Lecture.

                      These lectures were hosted by Psi Beta, MCC's honors psychology society. They feature prominent speakers on a variety of topics. Recordings of past live lectures are archived on the Psi Beta website.

                      TED TALKS

                      Watch a minimum of 4 Ted Talks (totaling at least 60 minutes).

                      Or listen to an episode of the Ted Radio Hour podcast. (Each episode explores a big idea through a series of Ted Talks)

                      Provide the links to the talks or podcast episode information in your Co-curricular submission.

                      FRONTLINE IN-DEPTH DOCUMENTARY

                      Watch a Frontline In-Depth Documentary on a current issue.

                      RACE, ARTS & DEMOCRACY LECTURE, ASU

                      These lectures are live, throughout the year. See ASU Center for the Study of Race and Democracy website for dates and topics.

                      Must RSVP, space is limited

                      ASU's SCHOOL OF EARTH AND SPACE EXPLORATION (SESE) Colloquium Series

                      Weekly public talks. Wednesdays at 3:30 pm.

                      Past lectures are available for streaming on your own time.

                      Past Co-Curricular Activities

                          The Life and Times of African Americans

                          • Tuesday, January 26 at 9 am
                            Link: https://tinyurl.com/BlackHistoryFlashpoints1
                            No Password Needed

                            Thursday, February 4 at 1:30 pm
                            Link: https://tinyurl.com/BlackHistoryFlashpoints2
                            Meeting password: Flashpoint

                          • Speaker: Professor Rod Golden
                          • MCC Sociology Professor Rod Golden will be leading a virtual presentation and discussion on The Life and Times of African Americans, which will include "African American Contributions Amongst Civil Rights Flashpoints: A Story of Purpose and Progress." The presentation will focus on the Civil Rights Movement and the contributions by African Americans to science, medicine, and public health. Please see flyer attached for more information.
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                          Civic Engagement Kick-Off Orientation & Celebration

                          • Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 12 - 1 PM.
                          • Meeting Link
                          • Civic Engagement 101 with games and prizes! Come and learn about opportunities to become an engaged leader on campus and how to earn the Civic Scholar badges. We will introduce the Civic Engagement Scorecard, Net Impact, and all of our engagement projects and how you can get involved!
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                          Volunteer Fest & Civic Engagement

                          • February 3 & 4, 2021 at 9:00 am, 10:30 am, 12:00 pm or 4:30 pm
                          • Feb. 3 WebEx Link
                          • Feb. 4 WebEx Link
                          • Come discover where you can volunteer or find a service-learning placement. Agency representatives are eager to meet you and share the opportunities they have available. Also, we will have information on how you can register to vote. Learn more.
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Campus Involvement

                          Footlight Forum - Theater & Film Arts Discussion

                          • Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, 4 - 5 pm
                          • Register here for WebEx information.
                          • Mesa Community College Theatre & Film Arts presents a monthly discussion on equity, inclusion, access, representation, and justice and applying it through the lens of theatre.
                          • Guest Speaker, Walter Belcher, is originally from Cleveland Ohio, by way of Arizona. He is a proud UWP alumnus of Cast C 89-90. Walter joined AmeriCorps, becoming a VISTA volunteer and working to improve the quality of life for impoverished families throughout Arizona. As a professional vocalist and advocate for youth, Walter values combining the arts with service learning and the cross-cultural components that create this unique experience known as camp up with people.
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                          Civic Action Hour: Human Trafficking Awareness

                          • Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                          • WebEx Meeting Link
                          • Speaker: Sheila Polk, Yavapai County Attorney and serves on the Arizona Human Trafficking Council and chairs the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission.
                          • Sheila Polk is in her 21st year serving as the Yavapai County Attorney. She is an Arizona native with a law degree from the Arizona State University College of Law. She began her legal career in the Arizona Attorney General’s Office and is now in her 38th year working as an Arizona prosecutor. In addition to overseeing the work of the Yavapai County Attorney’s Office, Ms. Polk serves on the Arizona Human Trafficking Council and chairs the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission. She is the founding member of MATFORCE, her county’s substance abuse task force. In January of 2020, she was appointed by Governor Ducey to chair the Arizona Substance Abuse Partnership. County Attorney Polk was awarded the 2020 Outstanding Arizona Elected Official of the Year by the Arizona Rural Health Association.
                          • Forget everything you think you know about sex trafficking. If you believe it only occurs in big cities, other countries, not in your community, or doesn’t happen to your children, you are wrong. According to the U.S. State Department, Arizona is a main destination and transit point for labor and sex trafficking. One in three homeless young adults in Arizona have experienced sex trafficking. In this program, you will learn what sex trafficking is, the myths and the facts, how to recognize signs of sex trafficking, and how to help a victim.
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                          The Langston Hughes Project

                          • Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 5:30 pm
                          • Register at this Link (recording available if you cannot make the live event)
                          • Speaker: Renown music Professor and creator of the Langston Hughes Project, creator, Dr. Ron McCurdy, will share the vision of the Langston Hughes Project and be available for a Q&A period after the event
                          • A multimedia virtual presentation of Langston Hughes’ kaleidoscopic Jazz poem suite, “Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz.” The suite was Hughes’ homage to the struggle for artistic and social freedom at home and abroad at the beginning of the 1960s.
                          • Learn more about Black History 2021 - Year of Recognition
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts

                          Civic Action Hour: AZ Town Hall Creating Vibrant Communities

                          • Wednesday, February 17, 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                          • WebEx Meeting Link
                          • Speaker: Dr. Brian Dille, Faculty – Political Science, Social Science
                          • Every facet of what enables people and communities to be healthy, resilient, productive, and happy is on the table. Specifically, the 2020 Arizona Town Hall is concentrating on how sectors can collaborate for a much greater combined positive effect.
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                          Thunderbird Dialogues - Dating During the 2020s

                          • Wednesday, February 24, 12pm
                          • Meeting LInk: https://tinyurl.com/T-BirdDialogues
                          • This semester, Student Life & Leadership will be introducing Thunderbird Dialogues: Students Having Real Conversations About Real Issues. Thunderbird Dialogues are student-led discussions in which students can engage in constructive and respectful dialogue while sharing their views and experiences.
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Campus Involvement

                          Black History Year Event - Community Resilience: Queer. Black. Trans.

                          • Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 6pm
                          • Meeting Link
                          • Join this virtual conversation with Monica Jones. She will facilitate deep discussion with 4 other Black LGBTQA+ members on issues within her community, share stories and find a sense of community with these four individuals. We invite you to celebrate the intersections of blackness, queerness & trans* identities during black history month. We weclome you to come and listen to Monica and the guest panelist sharing their intersectional experience.
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                          Civic Action Hour: Building Community Leaders Through Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

                          • Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                          • WebEx Meeting Link
                          • Speaker: Nicole Collins, Faculty - Counselor. Nicole Collins is a Residential Counseling Faculty member at Mesa Community College, holding her counseling certification from the National Board for Certified Counselors. Some of her areas of membership include being the co-chair of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council, Phi Theta Kappa Mentor, Shared Governance Coordinating Board, Community Engagement Advisory Board, Red Mountain Visioning Team, Faculty Senator, and MCC's College Leadership Team. She was also featured in a CNBC segment on the self-driving technology used for Google's Waymo vehicles. Her mantra is to “Seek first to understand, then to be understood”.
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                          Thunderbird Dialogues

                          • Wednesday, February 24 at 12 pm, Wednesday, March 24 at 12 pm, Wednesday, April 21 at 12 pm (See Flyer for more information)
                          • Meeting Link: https://tinyurl.com/T-BirdDialogues
                          • Organizer: Professor Harasha's Gender and Society Class
                          • Build cross-cultural relationships through meaningful dialogue
                          • Engage in active listening, empathy, and perspective-taking
                          • Build a skill set to understand cultural differences and similarities
                          • Recognize ways in which others’ cultural and social identities differ from their own and how they see and experience the world differently.
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                          Black History Year Event: Where do we go from here, Chaos? or Community?

                          • Wednesday, February 25, 2021, @ 10 am.
                          • Meeting Link
                          • A year following the passage of the Voting Rights Act. Rev Dr. Martin Luther King posed the question "Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?" Today, we find ourselves in a similar moment as a country in the midst of our current social and political climate. Join Richard Crews, as he leads us in an interactive discussion paralleling our past to our present, and ultimately challenging those in attendance to answer the question, Where Do We Go From Here? Will We Choose Chaos, or Community?
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                          Maricopa One-Day Virtual Leadership Retreat

                          • Friday, February 26, 2021, 10 am - 4:30 pm.
                          • Register and learn more here.
                          • The focus of this retreat will be on YOU and your wellbeing. Self-care is so important always, but especially during challenging times such as these. We'll have sessions in resilience, mindfulness, cultural awareness, and even a virtual yoga class! The full schedule will be released soon, but please consider signing up today! This is free and open to any students who attend the Maricopa Community Colleges.
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                          Student Success “Live Online” Workshops (Multiple Dates Below)

                          • 2/9, 2/10, 2/16, 2/17, 2/23, 2/24, 3/2, 3/3 (See Flyer for dates, times, and descriptions of each event)
                          • WebEx Meeting Link
                          • Organizer: Foundations for Student Success
                          • Test Taking Strategies: Learn effective techniques to do your best on the test.
                          • Motivate & Engage: Keys to stay focused and proactive with online learning.
                          • Managing Stress & Anxiety: Feeling the crunch? Recognize the cues and develop coping skills that work.
                          • Flip Your Math Mindset: Explore techniques to reduce anxiety and optimize performance.
                          • Surviving College: How to stay resilient and understand your needs
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                          Civic Action Hour: Learn How to Manage Conflict through Interest-Based Negotiations (IBN)

                          • Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                          • WebEx Meeting Link
                          • Speakers: Tamra Facciola, Senior Mediator, Center for Mediation. Judy Gragg, Program Analyst Senior, Center for Mediation
                          • Interest-based negotiation is a problem-solving approach to conflict that focuses on needs, desires, concerns and fears rather than positions. A position is what we want (or think we want). An interest is the why beneath the position.
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                          Financial Wellness Workshop - Building the Foundation

                          • Friday, March 5, 2021, 6-7 p.m.
                          • Register here. Attendance limited to 50.
                          • Learn about money concepts and budgeting for today, tomorrow and the long term.
                          • Hosted by Rio Salado Community College Honors Program. There is no cost for these workshops, and they are designed to offer actionable advice rather than sales pitches.
                          • Co-curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                          ZarcMasks Workshop

                          ASMCC Women Empowerment Event

                          • Monday, March 8th, 2021, 5:00 PM- 6:30 PM (MST)
                          • Zoom Link- Meeting ID: 970 3412 6788- Passcode: Women
                          • ASMCC student government is kicking off Women's History Month with a Women's Empowerment Panel event featuring a distinguished list of leaders from our college and the community.
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                          Civic Action Hour: Catch the Energy. Release the Potential. Come and Learn About the FISH Philosophy

                          • Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                          • WebEx Meeting Link
                          • Speaker: Dee Dee Tapson, Training & Development Consultant for MCCCD in the Center for Employee & Organizational Development
                          • The Fish! Philosophy is modeled after the Pike Place Fish Market in Seattle Washington. It is a business technique that is focused on what you can do to improve customer service while making your workplace fun and creating happy individuals in the workplace. John Christensen created this philosophy in 1998 to improve organizational culture. The core philosophy includes: "choose your attitude", "play", "make their day" and the "be there". Join us to see if you get any ideas on what you can do to get more engaged in your day-to-day work.
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                            Women's History Month Presentation

                            • Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 1:00 pm
                            • Meeting Link
                            • Student Ambassadors from MCC have worked together to create a presentation of important and powerful women throughout history. Join this student-led presentation highlighting many of the courageous women who have made a profound impact on history, society, and culture.
                            • Academic Involvement

                            The Moral and Demographic Imperative of Ethnic Studies

                            • Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 6:00 PM
                            • Link to Presentation and The Moral and Demographic Imperative of Ethnic Studies Flyer
                            • With the rapidly changing demographics in Arizona’s educational system, how are our institutions preparing for this cultural shift? According to the Morrison Institute, Arizona’s Latino achievement gap poses a significant economic risk if the educational outcome of Latinos remains unchanged. Dr. Sean Arce will lead a presentation and discussion around the urgent need to address this shift through implementation of ethnic studies curriculum and programs in higher education.
                            • We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact Alfred Chavez at alfred.chavez@mesacc.edu.
                            • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                            MCC Computer Club Presents Data, Data, Data, SQL, AWS, JSON

                            • Thursday, March 11th, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
                            • Meeting Link
                            • Computer Science Club is inviting a guest speaker, Mr. Noel Tiglao. He works as a Database developer at Isagenix. See attached Flyer.
                            • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                            Financial Wellness Workshop - Creating and Managing Wealth

                            • Friday, March 19, 2021, 6-7 p.m.
                            • Register here. Attendance limited to 50.
                            • Learn about saving and investing in workplace programs like 401ks and HSAs as well as outside of the workplace.
                            • Hosted by Rio Salado Community College Honors Program. There is no cost for these workshops, and they are designed to offer actionable advice rather than sales pitches.
                            • Co-curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                            Black History Year Speaker Series - Cloves Campbell, Jr.

                            • Tuesday, March 23, 12:00 pm
                            • Meeting Link - Passcode: Y4BAT9
                            • Cloves Campbell, Jr. has spent his entire career with the Arizona Informant Newspaper, a family owned and operated publication in its 48th year of publishing. As its publisher, the newspaper provides an important voice for the Arizona African American community. Mr. Campbell is active in many civic and business organizations. Currently, he is the executive director for Arizona Commission of African American Affairs. Click here to read Mr. Campbell's bio.
                            • Black History Year is in collaboration with Student Life & Leadership. For more information about Black History Year events click here. We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. To request accommodations or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact Erick Tanchez at erick.tanchez.jr@mesacc.edu .
                            • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                            Thunderbird Dialogues - Objectification of Women in Media

                            • Wednesday, March 24, 12 pm
                            • Meeting LInk: https://tinyurl.com/T-BirdDialogues
                            • This semester, Student Life & Leadership will be introducing Thunderbird Dialogues: Students Having Real Conversations About Real Issues. Thunderbird Dialogues are student-led discussions in which students can engage in constructive and respectful dialogue while sharing their views and experiences.
                            • Co-Curricular Type: Campus Involvement

                            Not a Victim: Survivor and Thriver "A Survivor of Many Things"

                            • Wednesday, March 24, 2021
                            • Meeting Link
                            • Speakers: A presentation/interview featuring Prof. Golden and Ms. Bobbi Sudberry Co-Founder of Kaity's Way
                            • This will be an interactive and engaging discussion on Not a Victim: Survivor and Thriver "A Survivor of Many Things"
                            • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                            Black History Year Speaker Series - Alicia Scott

                            • Thursday, March 25, 1:30 pm
                            • Meeting Link - Passcode: mN7vy9
                            • Alicia Scott is the Senior Director of Diversity, Inclusion, and Talent at ON Semiconductor. During this event, Ms. Scott will be discussing STEAM field jobs and being a woman of color in her field. In her role as an engineer, she is striving to change the oppressive language in the Engineering world. Stay tuned for more information. Click here to read Ms. Scott's bio.
                            • Black History Year is in collaboration with Student Life & Leadership. For more information about Black History Year events click here. We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. To request accommodations or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact Erick Tanchez at erick.tanchez.jr@mesacc.edu .
                            • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                            Civic Action Hour: ​​​​​Quality Education

                            • Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                            • WebEx Meeting Link
                            • Speaker, Kathy Hoffman, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, was elected State Superintendent of Public Instruction in November 2018, and assumed office in January 2019. Superintendent Hoffman has spent her entire career working in public education, first as a preschool teacher and then as a speech-language pathologist. She began her career in the Vail School District in Southern Arizona before joining the Peoria School District. Her experience as both an educator and advocate for students with disabilities informs her vision for public education. Throughout her career, she has fought tirelessly for equal access to high-quality public education regardless of a student’s race, gender, or zip code. As State Superintendent, she is focused on growing Arizona's educator workforce through targeted recruitment and retention efforts, increasing funding and access to critical social emotional learning resources, expanding digital connectivity for urban and rural school communities alike, supporting and celebrating Arizona's many multilingual learners, and elevating the voices of our state's phenomenal educators.
                            • Co-curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                            Black History Year Speaker Series - Jimmy Scott

                            • Wednesday, March 31, 1:30 pm
                            • Meeting Link - Passcode: p9x3Em
                            • Jimmy Scott is an alumni of Mesa Community College and owns and operates a business called Native Diagnostic Imaging. Mr. Scott will speak to the Entrepreneur Club about his business journey and experiences being a black business owner. All are welcome to attend! Click here to read Mr. Scott's bio.
                            • Black History Year is in collaboration with Student Life & Leadership. For more information about Black History Year events click here. We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. To request accommodations or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact Erick Tanchez at erick.tanchez.jr@mesacc.edu .
                            • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                            Free Virtual Showings of Calculus: The Musical! and Curie Me Away!

                            • Wednesday, March 31, 12 p.m. link and 6 p.m. link (click the link to register for one of the two showings for Curie Me Away)
                            • Thursday, April 1, 12 p.m. link and 6 p.m link (click the link to register for one of the two showings for Calculus: The Musical)
                            • This event is open to local college and high school students, faculty and staff, and our community, so feel free to invite colleagues, family, friends, and neighbors to join us! Please share information with your students and encourage them to attend. A flyer with information is attached.
                            • Reserve your tickets today! Ticket registration provides an access link to view the show. More information about the shows can be found at https://www.phoenixcollege.edu/steam.
                            • Co-curricular Type: Cultural Arts

                            Financial Wellness Workshop - Establishing your Retirement Income Stream

                            • Friday, April 2, 2021, 6-7 p.m.
                            • Register here. Attendance limited to 50.
                            • Think about today and where we want to go when you eventually retire, even if it's 40 years away. This session covers the importance of estate planning for all ages.
                            • Hosted by Rio Salado Community College Honors Program. There is no cost for these workshops, and they are designed to offer actionable advice rather than sales pitches.
                            • Co-curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                            Spring Cultural Festival

                            • Wednesday, April 7, 2021, from 11 am -1 pm MST
                            • WebEx Meeting LinkPassword: Cultural
                            • This program will include contemporary and traditional musical and dance performances from Arizona, the Far East, Latin America, South America, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and South Asia. Enjoy short video tours of select destinations abroad featuring taped greetings from current and former students from ten regions of the world! In celebration of our diverse universe, we will also feature a segment with 20 staff/student models donning traditional wear from around the world.

                            • Please see Flyer for more information.

                            • Co-curricular Type: Cultural Arts

                            Civic Action Hour: Hunger Awareness in Mesa

                            • Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                            • WebEx Meeting Link
                            • Speaker: Twanna Anderson, Program Service Manager, United Food Bank. Twanna Anderson is the Program Services Manager with United Food Bank, one of Arizona’s three regional food banks. Twanna manages all of the child nutrition, family, and senior programs working with after-school programs, elementary schools, high schools, community service organizations, and senior centers within United Food Bank's nearly 19,000 square mile service territory. Being in service to her community is a source of pride for Twanna, but she also aspires to make a deeper change in the lives of those who strive to do better for themselves and their families. Twanna contributes to many initiatives outside of United Food Bank with this goal in mind, advocating for children, the homeless, Native populations, and local farmers to name a few. One other little thing you should also know is that Twanna has helped to produce actual movies in Florida and served the City of Minneapolis as a firefighter. Those are past endeavors for her but were significant contributors in her capacity to produce results and serve without hesitancy.
                            • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                            Pollinator Gardening in the Low Desert of Central Arizona

                            • Thursday, April 8, 2021, 3:00 - 4:30 pm
                            • WebEx Link: https://tinyurl.com/EnvironmentalEngagementSpr2021
                            • Danielle Carlock of the Maricopa Native Seed Library will present an overview of creating and maintaining pollinator gardens in the low desert of central Arizona. The presentation will include a discussion of native plants and introduce attendees to the Maricopa Native Seed Library and its offerings. Event Flyer.
                            • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                            The Art of Healing Part II

                            • April 10 or 11, 2021 @ 11 am, 2 pm or 5 pm
                            • Learn more, get tickets: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/Zso
                            • Enjoy the outdoors and get your steps in by attending the Spring performance of the Art of Healing Part II! This site-specific dance event will present eight original choreographic works set throughout the Southern and Dobson Campus of Mesa Community College. Site-specific dance celebrates the space that dancers move in. The trees and grass heal us as we dance. The buildings and the ground celebrate knowledge and community. Dancing and moving rhythmically with other people creates a powerful sense of connection not only for those performing but for those witnessing the act of performance. Patrons, dancers, and staff will be required to wear masks, and other measures will be in place to maximize safety.
                            • Limited to 20 patrons per performance.Patrons, please park in Lot V near the Rose Garden to attend the performance
                            • Ticket Price Information: $12 - General Public, $10 for Students, Seniors, Staff/Faculty and Veterans
                            • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts

                            Genocide Awareness Week

                            • April 12-15, 2021. 14 Sessions to choose from. Times vary.
                            • Learn more and register for presentations here: https://www.scottsdalecc.edu/genocide-awareness-week-2021
                            • Genocide Awareness Week is hosted by Scottsdale Community College and sponsored in part by local and national organizations. This event is free and open to the public. All presentations will be held virtually in WebEx.
                            • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                            Cultural Science Department Virtual Conference: Historical Presence of Marginalized Populations in Arizona

                            The Art of Expression and Mental Well Being

                            • April 14, 2021, 6:00 PM-7:30 PM

                            • Click here for the link
                            • Please join us for The Art of Expression and Mental Well Being, featuring Dr. Beverly and Professor Johnston. We will be discussing how to strengthen your inner creativity and means of expression in order to take care of yourself emotionally, mentally and physically
                            • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                            Civic Action Hour: Becoming a Servant-Leader

                            • Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                            • WebEx Meeting Link
                            • Speaker: Dawn Rhodes, Service-Learning, Program Coordinator, Center for Community & Civic Engagement
                            • Guests: Hilary Allen, Program Manager, Up to Us Programs, Net Impact. Megan Gately, Assoc. Director of Education - School Programs, Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute
                            • Do you want to learn more about how serving others can develop you as a more effective leader? Join us for a Leadership Development workshop on becoming a Servant-Leader. We want YOU to find a passion for service and create a leadership endeavor to make a difference in the world. Event Flyer.
                            • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                            Screening of Flight of the Butterflies

                            • Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 7:00 pm
                            • WebEx Link: https://tinyurl.com/MCCButterflyMovie
                            • Center for Community & Civic Engagement
                            • Produced in 2012, Flight of the Butterflies is a Canadian documentary film that takes factual information about the monarch butterfly and re-enacts it in order to answer questions about the insect, including, where it overwinters, and how many generations it takes for the butterfly to reach its destination. The film documents nearly 40 years of scientific investigation of the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) as it follows one of the longest known insect migrations in the world as the monarchs fly from Central Mexico to the United States and Canada—a journey of 2,500 miles or 4,000 km. The 45-minute film will be accompanied by an introduction regarding the current state of the monarch in the west and will conclude with student remarks regarding projects currently being conducted at MCC that support and promote a monarch population in central Arizona. Event Flyer.
                            • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                            Adverse Childhood Experiences and a Trauma-Informed Approach

                            • Thursday, April 15th, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (MST)
                            • Zoom Link - Webinar code: 984 6459 6571 Passcode: mcc
                            • The MCC Library is hosting a guest lecturer, Angie Geren APP, CHt, Project Director of AZ Adverse Childhood Experiences Consortium. Angie is a Community Development Specialist and Polarity Therapist committed to changing the conversation surrounding substance use and mental health by empowering individuals and connecting communities to become recovery ready through a trauma informed lens. Join us for this lecture and Q&A as Angie discusses trauma, adverse childhood experiences, and having a trauma-informed approach. Event Flyer.
                            • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                            Financial Wellness Workshop - Making the Most of What You Have

                            • Friday, April 16, 2021, 6-7 p.m.
                            • Register here. Attendance limited to 50.
                            • Review all employer benefits ... cheerleading their value and importance as part of a solid financial house.
                            • Hosted by Rio Salado Community College Honors Program. There is no cost for these workshops, and they are designed to offer actionable advice rather than sales pitches.
                            • Co-curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                            Virtual Resume and Cover Letter Workshop

                            Earth Day RM Campus Clean Up

                            • April 20, 9:00am - 11:00am, Red Mountain Campus
                            • Student Life and Leadership will be holding a Campus Clean Up event at Red Mountain on Tuesday, April 20 from 9-11 am in celebration of Earth Week.
                            • Please sign up to attend
                            • There will also be a few other activities happening during Earth Week (April 19-23), including a clean-up of our adopted Falcon Hill Park on 4/23. Take a look at the attached flyer for more details.
                            • A minimum 4 hours of volunteer time correspond to one co-curricular activity
                            • Co-curricular Type: Volunteer Activity

                            Thunderbird Wellness Fair

                            • April 21-22, Multiple workshops and presentations to choose from, 9:00 am - 2:30 pm each day.
                            • Register for sessions here: www.tinyurl.com/TBirdWellnessSp21
                            • The event will include presentations on various health topics, fitness activities including workouts led with Dr. Berquam and Associate Dean Kris Bliss, as well as information sessions on nursing and the Health Sciences Field of Interest. Students who attend will be eligible to receive prizes courtesy of Grand Canyon University.
                            • Event Flyer and Schedule
                            • Co-curricular Type: Campus Involvement

                            Thunderbird Dialogues - Gender Disparities in Healthcare

                            • Wednesday, April 21, 12pm
                            • Part of the Thunderbird Wellness Fair. Register here: www.tinyurl.com/TBirdWellnessSp21
                            • This semester, Student Life & Leadership will be introducing Thunderbird Dialogues: Students Having Real Conversations About Real Issues. Thunderbird Dialogues are student-led discussions in which students can engage in constructive and respectful dialogue while sharing their views and experiences.
                            • Co-Curricular Type: Campus Involvement

                            Civic Action Hour: Environmental Sustainability Projects at MCC

                            • Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                            • WebEx Meeting Link
                            • Speakers: Danielle Carlock, Information Studies Facility & Librarian. Marie Brown, Faculty, Information Literacy, Library
                            • The Maricopa Native Seed Library provides free, native seed to the community, as well as education and information to make it easy to incorporate these plants into your yards, patios and balconies. Anyone can include some native plants into their residences, whether you have a lot of space or a small apartment.
                            • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                            Positive Indigenous Masculinity

                            • Wednesday, April 21, 1:30 - 3:00 pm or 3:30 - 5 pm. Online.
                            • Register here: https://events.maricopa.edu/event/positive-indigenous-masculinity
                            • Native American MEN invites you to attend Positive Indigenous Masculinity, an exclusive, virtual 90-minute workshop. Join presenters Rowdy Duncan and Tyler Walls as they look at the scripts that have taught young males how to be a “real” man in America and then explore a return to Indigenous masculinity, focusing on inclusivity, validating, and loving.
                            • Hosted by Maricopa Community Colleges American Indian Outreach
                            • Free. Open to all students and the public.
                            • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts

                            In-Powered Workshop: Gift Discovery & Gift Purpose

                            • Wednesday, April 22, 2021, 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm, online.
                            • Register here: https://events.maricopa.edu/in-powered-2
                            • Adjusting to college life presents unique challenges, and your success as a student is our number one priority. Join inspirational speaker and best-selling author Brian Heat during these unforgettable presentations as he transforms the audience with his high-octane infusion of motivational and cinematic themes. Prepare to ignite your passion for living a remarkable life! In-Powered II is a four-part series of interactive, online workshops designed to give you the tools you need to succeed in college and life. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn new strategies and best practices drawn from higher education, lived experiences, and tales of inspiration. Get motivated, inspired, and empowered to achieve success!
                            • Hosted by MCCCD Student Affairs
                            • Free. Open to all students.
                            • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

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                            Virtual Interviewing Workshop

                            Civic Action Hour: The Myth of Individualism - How Social Forces Shape Our Lives

                            • Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                            • WebEx Meeting Link
                            • Speaker: Paul Harasha, Faculty – Sociology, Cultural Science. Paul Harasha has been a professor of sociology at Mesa Community College since 2001. Paul’s academic areas of interest include cultural diversity, race relations, gender issues, religious pluralism, social implications of technology, and global citizenship. As a professor, Paul's main goal is to use a sociological perspective to develop and enhance his students’ critical thinking skills with regard to the society around them. Paul strives to guide his students in using their own talents to find their path to make a positive impact in their communities.
                            • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                            In-Powered Workshop: Living Out Your Dreams

                            • Wednesday, April 29, 2021, 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm, online.
                            • Register here: https://events.maricopa.edu/in-powered-2
                            • Adjusting to college life presents unique challenges, and your success as a student is our number one priority. Join inspirational speaker and best-selling author Brian Heat during these unforgettable presentations as he transforms the audience with his high-octane infusion of motivational and cinematic themes. Prepare to ignite your passion for living a remarkable life! In-Powered II is a four-part series of interactive, online workshops designed to give you the tools you need to succeed in college and life. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn new strategies and best practices drawn from higher education lived experiences, and tales of inspiration. Get motivated, inspired, and empowered to achieve success!
                            • Hosted by MCCCD Student Affairs
                            • Free. Open to all students.
                            • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                            In-Powered Workshop: Your Top Priorities Now

                            • Wednesday, May 6, 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm, online.
                            • Register here: https://events.maricopa.edu/in-powered-2
                            • Adjusting to college life presents unique challenges, and your success as a student is our number one priority. Join inspirational speaker and best-selling author Brian Heat during these unforgettable presentations as he transforms the audience with his high-octane infusion of motivational and cinematic themes. Prepare to ignite your passion for living a remarkable life! In-Powered II is a four-part series of interactive, online workshops designed to give you the tools you need to succeed in college and life. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn new strategies and best practices drawn from higher education, lived experiences, and tales of inspiration. Get motivated, inspired, and empowered to achieve success!
                            • Hosted by MCCCD Student Affairs
                            • Free. Open to all students.
                            • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                            National Theatre Live: Frankenstein

                            • Friday, August 20, 2021, 7 - 10 PM, MCC Theatre, 1833 W. Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ
                            • Mesa Community College Theatre & Film Arts presents National Theatre Live’s broadcast of Frankenstein. National Theatre Live’s thrilling broadcast of Frankenstein returns to cinemas for a limited time, due to unprecedented audience demand. Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire), Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch (12 Years A Slave, Star Trek: Into Darkness) and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, Mansfield Park) alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation.
                            • Student Tickets $9. Tickets and more information.
                            • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts

                            Civic Engagement Kick-Off Orientation & Information Session

                            • Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                            • WebEx Link: https://tinyurl.com/Civic-Action-Hour-Fall2021
                            • Speaker: Center for Community & Civic Engagement
                            • Civic Engagement 101 with games and prizes! Come and learn about MCC Service Scholarships and opportunities to become an engaged leader on campus and how to earn the Civic Scholar badges. We will introduce the Civic Engagement Scorecard, 2020-21 Chapter of the Year Net Impact - MCC Engagement teams and all of our future projects and how you can get involved!
                            • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                            VolunteerFest & Civic Engagement

                            • Wednesday, September 8, 2021 & Thursday, September 9, 9:00 am to 10:00 am, 10:30 am to 11:30 am, 12:00 pm to 1:00pm & 4:30 pm to 5:30pm
                            • WebEx Link (See Below)
                            • Wednesday’s Link:tinyurl.com/VfestFall2021
                            • Thursday’s Link: tinyurl.com/VolFestFall2021
                            • Organizer: Dawn Rhodes
                            • Come discover where you can volunteer or find a service-learning placement. Agency representatives are eager to meet you and share the opportunities they have available. Also, we will have information on how you can register to vote.
                            • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                            National Theatre Live: King Lear

                            • Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, 7 - 10 PM, MCC Theatre, 1833 W. Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ
                            • Mesa Community College Theatre & Film Arts presents National Theatre Live’s broadcast of King Lear. Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ of King Lear in cinemas.
                            • Student Tickets $9. Tickets and more information.
                            • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts

                            Rising with Resilience: Lessons from 9/11

                            • Thursday, September 9, 2021, 10 – 11 AM
                            • Virtual Link: https://tinyurl.com/zecejr6e Password: Rising
                            • In-Person Streaming at the Red Mountain Campus in M200
                            • Speaker: Associate Vice President of Administrative Services Mary Driessen
                            • Mesa Community College’s new Associate Vice President of Administrative Services Mary Driessen, was working on the 16th floor of the south tower in the World Trade Center when terrorist hijackers attacked on Sept. 11, 2001.
                              She survived to share her experiences of that traumatic day as well as lessons learned on how to rise with resilience from tragedy. Please join us as we commemorate and honor those who lost their lives on 9/11 and celebrate the strength of the human spirit.
                            • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                            The Oath

                            • Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                            • WebEx Link: https://tinyurl.com/Civic-Action-Hour-Fall2021
                            • Speaker: Marcus North & Brock Booher- U.S Air Force Pilots transitioned to commercial airlines.
                            • We’ll explain the history of the Oath, how it has evolved over time, and the reasons why you should more deeply commit yourself to uphold our Republic. We don’t need to be united in all things, thinking people will always disagree; but it is imperative that we unite around the rule of law and our system of self-government, at the risk of our freedoms and prosperity.
                            • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                            Voter Education Workshop

                            • Monday, September 13, 2021, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
                            • WebEx Link: https://tinyurl.com/CivicActionMCCVotes2021-22
                            • Speaker: Avery Xola - Voter Education Specialist - AZ Clean Elections
                            • Avery Xola is currently responsible for educating Arizona citizens on the electoral process and creating educational materials for the public.
                            • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                                National Theatre Live: Cyrano de Bergerac

                                • Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, 7 - 10 PM, MCC Theatre, 1833 W. Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ
                                • Mesa Community College Theatre & Film Arts presents National Theatre Live’s broadcast of Cyrano de Bergerac. James McAvoy (X-Men, Atonement) returns to the stage in an inventive adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, captured live in 2020 from the West End in London.
                                • Student Tickets $9. Tickets and more information.
                                • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts

                                Musical: Next to Normal

                                • Sept. 22-25, 2021, 7:30 - 9:30 pm, MCC Performing Arts Center, 1520 S. Longmore, Mesa, AZ
                                • Music Theatre Department Presents Next to Normal. A mother struggling with bipolar disorder and the effects that managing her illness has on her family. The Musical addresses grief, depression, suicide, drug abuse, modern psychiatry, and the underbelly of suburban life. **Audience: May be inappropriate for 13 and under. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
                                • Student Tickets $12. Tickets and more information.
                                • A limited number of complimentary tickets are available to honors students. Sign-up here.
                                • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts

                                  National Theatre Live: No Man's Land

                                  • Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, 7:30 - 9:30 PM, MCC Theatre, 1833 W. Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ
                                  • Following their hit run on Broadway, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the West End stage in Harold Pinter’s No Man's Land, broadcast live to cinemas from Wyndham’s Theatre, London. One summer's evening, two aging writers, Hirst and Spooner, meet in a Hampstead pub and continue their drinking into the night at Hirst's stately house nearby. As the pair become increasingly inebriated, and their stories increasingly unbelievable, the lively conversation soon turns into a revealing power game, further complicated by the return home of two sinister younger men.
                                  • Student Tickets $9. Tickets and more information.
                                  • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts

                                  Be the Change

                                  • Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                                  • WebEx Link: https://tinyurl.com/Civic-Action-Hour-Fall2021
                                  • Speaker: Laura Short- Education Associate; Population Education
                                  • Build on K-12 students' growing civic awareness with hands-on lessons that inspire them to collaborate, communicate and advocate around issues in their local communities and across the globe. Discover hands-on activities for the classroom and an activism toolkit for budding global change-makers.
                                  • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                                    Appreciating Neurodiversity

                                    • Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                                    • WebEx Link: https://tinyurl.com/Civic-Action-Hour-Fall2021
                                    • Speaker: Kate Mohler Faculty English & Jill Nico-Student Services Specialist Senior in Disability Resources & Services at Estrella Mountain Community College
                                    • Conditions such as anxiety, depression, autism, and others have been increasing in our student population, and they also exist within our employee population. This one-hour presentation will provide a definition of neurodiversity and an understanding of how mental disabilities can present and play out in classrooms and other campus settings. Presenters will provide data and resources regarding what we can all do as members of our District community to be more inclusive: real-world scenarios and solutions will be covered along with a Q&A session. Attendees will learn how students and employees can seek accommodations for support. We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact getengaged@mesacc.edu
                                    • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                                    Future Educator Conference

                                    • October 1, 2021, 8:30 am - 12:15 pm, Virtual Event
                                    • See website for registration information and WebEx Link.
                                    • The Future Educators Conference is a one-day event which brings together practicing teachers, administrators, and other school and state support personnel to provide education majors with current information about a variety of timely issues and subjects in the field of education.
                                    • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                                    Deputy Registrar Full Certification Class

                                    • Wednesday, October 20 - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm (2 hours)
                                    • Registration Link: Class Full
                                    • Maricopa County Recorder's Office
                                    • Includes a certification quiz and role-play of common voter registration scenarios. Also, volunteers who are certified can assist at official MCRO events, including naturalizations, projects within the office.
                                    • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                                    Deputy Registrar Full Certification Class

                                    • Wednesday, November 17 - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm (2 hours)
                                    • Registration Link: Class Full
                                    • Maricopa County Recorder's Office
                                    • Includes a certification quiz and role-play of common voter registration scenarios. Also, volunteers who are certified can assist at official MCRO events, including naturalizations, projects within the office.
                                    • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                                    Poetry Reading Night

                                    • Tuesday, October 5 starting at 7:00 p.m
                                    • This digital event can be accessed at Poetry Link or via phone at 1 901-602-4834, PIN: 917 012 691#.
                                    • Any questions/concerns can be directed to Jeremy Broyles, jeremy.broyles@mesacc.edu.
                                    • Speakers will include Alabama state poet laureate Ashley M. Jones and Guggenheim fellow Carmen Giménez Smith
                                    • For more information, please see the Poetry Night Flyer
                                    • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                                    Music Focus Group

                                    • Thursday, October 7, 2021, from 10:30-12:00 pm
                                    • Location: SC 29
                                    • Details to Follow
                                    • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                                    State and Local Elections Matter

                                    • Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                                    • WebEx Link: https://tinyurl.com/Civic-Action-Hour-Fall2021
                                    • Speaker: Avery Xola- Voter Education Specialist
                                    • ­­­­­­­­A discussion on how voters can participate in state and local elections and why these elections are important. Avery is an Air Force Veteran and a former intern at the Secretary of States’ Office under Secretary Michele Reagan. He is currently responsible for educating Arizona citizens on the electoral process and creating educational materials for the public. Avery holds a Political Science degree from Arizona State University and is a certified election officer.
                                    • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                                    OVERCOMING ADVERSITY TO FIND BELONGING & SUCCESS IN COLLEGE

                                    • Tue, October 12, 2021, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM MST

                                    • Click the Link to Register for the Free Event
                                    • Speaker: Laura I. Rendón Ph.D. is a nationally recognized student advocate, scholar, and contemplative educator.
                                    • This session will address the notion that despite life adversities students can be successful in college. Rendón will review the main challenges low-income and first-generation students face as they seek to find a sense of belonging and to succeed in college. Rendón will also discuss new demographic changes that are diversifying the student body, the importance of having a validating agent and important strengths students can use to succeed in college.
                                    • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                                    Hunger in Mesa

                                    • Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                                    • WebEx Link: https://tinyurl.com/Civic-Action-Hour-Fall2021
                                    • Speaker: Maya Galvan
                                    • Hunger Program specialist Mesa United Food Bank
                                    • This presentation will cover the basics of the food banking world while highlighting needs within the City of Mesa and United Food Bank’s efforts to combat hunger in Arizona. Maya is the newest member of the Agency and Programs team at United Food Bank. As the Hunger Programs Specialist, she facilitates all relationships between the Food Bank and its partner schools, colleges, and kids programs. Maya studied Nutrition Communication at Arizona State University and has done work in nutrition education with varying populations across the Valley since moving here in 2017. She’s very passionate about food and the different roles it plays in people’s lives.
                                    • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                                    Grenada Simulation

                                    • Date: Friday, October 22. Start Time: 12:00 PM | End Time: 2:00 PM
                                    • Host: Vicente Ortiz, Newman Civic Fellow, and Megan Gately, Associate Director of Education - School Programs with The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute
                                    • Purpose: The Grenada simulation allows students to face the responsibilities and challenges faced by the Executive Branch, military, and media. Students will have the opportunity to role play in a realistic, interactive environment. The historical scenario centers on the military action taken on the island of Grenada in October of 1983. Students become advisors to the President, top level military officials, members of the White House Press Corps, or even President Reagan! Along with a combination of pre-visit curriculum materials and post-visit activities, students will practice and improve their critical thinking and decision-making skills.
                                    • Link: Registration Link: **Event link will be emailed to all those RSVP**
                                    • Registration Deadline: October 15, 2021
                                    • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                                    MCC Theatre: Concord Floral

                                    • Oct. 15th, 16th, and 21st - 23rd, 2021, at 2 PM or 7:30 PM, MCC Performing Arts Center, 1520 S. Longmore, Mesa, AZ
                                    • Mesa Community Theatre & Film Arts presents Concord Floral by Jordan Tannahill. Concord Floral is a one-million-square-foot abandoned greenhouse and a refuge for neighborhood kids; a place all to themselves in which to dream, dare, and come of age. But hidden there is a secret no one wants to confront, and when two friends stumble upon it they set off an unstoppable chain of events, from shadows in parking lots to phone calls from the grave.
                                    • Student Tickets $9. Tickets and more information.
                                    • A limited number of complimentary tickets will be available to honors students. Watch Canvas Announcements for details.
                                    • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts

                                    Christella's Memoir: An Incredible Story of Domestic Violence, Healing, and Inspiration

                                    • Wednesday, October 20th, 10:30 am, the presentation will be located in SC-25
                                    • Come see a presentation on an incredible story of healing, hope, and inspiration. If you have experienced trauma, rape, or violence, please attend. The speaker will share with you how they overcame the odds and became a survivor and thriver. She will also tell you how you can become a survivor.
                                    • Speaker: MCC Alumni Christella Rivera
                                    • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                                    Red Mountain MCC Presents Painting Calaveras

                                    • Wednesday, October 20, 2021, from 10:00 am-1:00 pm
                                    • Location: Saguaro Mall (Red Mountain Campus)
                                    • Artist Songku will be on campus to help guide you with your painitng
                                    • Presented by Sigma Chi Eta and Student Life & Leadership Celebrating Latin American Heritage Month
                                    • Paint Your Very Own Sugar Skull on Canvas (all supplies, drinks, and snacks will be provided)
                                    • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                                      Taking Action to Fight the Climate Crisis

                                      • Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                                      • WebEx Link: https://tinyurl.com/Civic-Action-Hour-Fall2021
                                      • Speaker: Sean Whitcomb -Faculty, Life Science
                                      • Extreme drought in Arizona, record high temperatures in the Northwest, massive wildfires around the world, millions displaced by natural disasters. The climate crisis is not a problem for future generations to solve. It is happening now. It is serious. And we all must act to fight it. In this session, you will learn the science behind climate change and how to take practical steps to help solve the crisis. You will also learn how to identify and counter misinformation meant to keep us from taking action. Sean Whitcomb teaches Environmental Biology at Mesa Community College. He earned a Master's Degree in Plant Biology from ASU, with a focus on urban ecology. He is passionate about sustainability and believes everyone can take simple steps to help the planet.
                                      • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                                      Student Success Workshops

                                      • 10/26 (please see flyer for times and topics)
                                      • Topics include: Online Learning Success, Time Management, Scholarships, Managing Stress, and Anxiety, Reducing Math Anxiety, Mastering School/Life Balance, Building Relationships, and More
                                      • Location: WebEx Link or Bldg 38-608
                                      • For more information please contact Allison Sleigh: 480-461-7667 | allison.sleigh@mesacc.edu
                                      • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                                      Understanding Racial Disparities

                                      • Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                                      • WebEx Link: https://tinyurl.com/Civic-Action-Hour-Fall2021
                                      • Speaker: Paul Harasha- Faculty, Sociology
                                      • Paul Harasha has been a professor of sociology at Mesa Community College since 2001. Paul’s academic areas of interest include cultural diversity, race relations, gender issues, religious pluralism, social implications of technology, and global citizenship. As a professor, Paul's main goal is to use a sociological perspective to develop and enhance his students’ critical thinking skills with regard to the society around them. Paul strives to guide his students in using their own talents to find their path to make a positive impact in their communities.
                                      • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                                      Ms. Ieasa Wright's Testimony

                                      • Thursday, October 28, 2021, 1:30-3:00pm
                                      • Location: SC 16 or Join with Google Meet or Join by phone: (US) +1 650-457-1480 (PIN: 322381161)
                                      • Iaesa Wright will be interviewed by Prof. Rod Golden (Cultural Science Faculty)
                                        regarding her life of teaching in the Medical Field, her Pedagogy in the classroom,
                                        her Life-Altering Decision, and being a "Dignified Woman" in the workplace.
                                      • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                                      ​​​​​​Digital Reading Event

                                      • Tuesday, November 2 starting at 7:00 p.m
                                      • Meeting LinkPassword: JDdVzbbZ223
                                      • The creative writing program and English department at Mesa Community College are proud to welcome writers Meagan Lucas and Melanie S. Hatter for a reading.
                                      • Please join us for a celebration to the start of National Novel Writing Month with these two award-winning and talented authors. For more information about the event and authors, please see the attached Flyer.

                                      • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                                        Arizona Town Hall- Creating Vibrant Communities

                                        • Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                                        • Link to Join ZoomMeeting ID: 819 1639 2291 Passcode: 211160
                                        • Speaker: Dr. Brian Dille- Faculty, Political Science
                                        • Guest Speakers:
                                        • Leslie Dornfeld, Principal Owner, PLAN*et Communities
                                        • Holly Figueroa, Tribal Liaison, Health Choice Arizona
                                        • Jesus Rivera, Battalion Chief, Medical Services & Training, Surprise FireDepartment
                                        • Joan Timeche, Executive Director, University of Arizona, Native NationsInstitute
                                        • Adrienne Udarbe, Executive Director, Pinnacle Prevention
                                        • Join us for a presentation and audience discussion on the topic of “Creating Vibrant Communities”
                                        • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                                        MCC Math Club - Listening to Math Through Music

                                        • Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
                                        • WebEx Link Password (ALL CAPS): MCCMATHCLUB
                                        • The MCC Math Club is proud to present Dr. Cris Moore, host of PBS' "Majesty of Music and Math" TV program. He will give a virtual presentation revealing the fascinating, beautiful interconnectivity between math and music accompanied by pop and jazz musical selections. Dr. Moore is a mathematician physicist and computer scientist at the Santa Fee Institute.
                                        • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                                        Professional Development Workshops

                                        • Professional Development Workshop Flyer
                                        • Meeting Links, Information and Topics can be found on the events calendar at https://www.mesacc.edu/career/career-services-events
                                        • Organizer: Career Services
                                          • Interviewing I - Tips & Tricks (Thursdays 10 am & 6 pm) on 11/16, 11/30
                                          • Interviewing II - Practice Questions (Thursdays 10 am & 6 pm) on 11/18, 12/2
                                          • Resume Writing (Tuesdays 10 am & 6 pm) on 11/9
                                          • Cover Letter Writing (Thursdays 10 am & 6 pm) on 11/11
                                        • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                                          Working Wednesdays

                                          • Working Wednesdays Flyer
                                          • Meeting Links, Information and Topics can be found on the events calendar at https://www.mesacc.edu/career/career-services-events
                                          • All working Wednesday presentations start at 2 PM IN-PERSON & VIRTUALLY each Wednesday, Sept. 1st- Dec.1st (Topic and Dates below)
                                          • Organizer: Career Services
                                            • Job Searching Skills: 11/17
                                            • Professional Networking: No more available dates
                                            • Workplace Etiquette/Professionalism: 12/1
                                            • Branding Yourself: 11/10
                                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                                                ​​​​​MCC Music Theatre: A Man of No Importance

                                                • Thursday, Nov. 4th, Friday, Nov. 5th, Saturday, Nov. 6th, Wednesday, Nov. 10th, Friday, Nov. 12th, and Saturday, Nov. 13th. MCC Theatre, 1833 W. Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ
                                                • MCC Music Theatre Department Presents A Man of No Importance. An amateur theatre group in Dublin and their leader is determined to stage a version of Salome at the church despite the objection of the church.
                                                • Student Tickets $12. Tickets and more information.
                                                • A limited number of complimentary tickets will be available to honors students. Watch Honors Canvas course for announcement and sign-up.
                                                • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts

                                                  Military Caregiver Journey

                                                  • Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                                                  • WebEx Link: https://tinyurl.com/Civic-Action-Hour-Fall2021
                                                  • Speaker: Sharon Tope Grassi- Arizona Dole Caregiver Fellow/Alumni
                                                  • How a family transitions when a service member is injured. Why is it different from caregiving in the civilian world? The military-caregiver journey. Caregivers’ inclusivity on the medical-care team, and why it's important. Community Actions; such as hiring a caregiver, identifying and supporting caregivers in your community, or supporting caregiver initiatives. Sharon Grassi is the mother of four wonderful children and the grandmother of three adorable grandbabies. She lives in Gilbert, Arizona with her husband Pete, her son Derek, and their 5 dogs. She was born and raised in Arizona, where she earned two AAS degrees in manufacturing from Yavapai College and a BS in technical communications from Arizona State University, where she graduated summa cum laude ­at 53 years old. Sharon has held many roles, but the role she holds most dear is the role of Military Caregiver for her son Derek, an Army combat medic and Infantryman. Derek sustained multiple injuries over the course of three combat deployments and is now 100% disabled. In addition to caregiving, Sharon is the CEO of Co-Op Survival – a local non-profit www.co-opsurvival.com. Co-Op brings caregivers together to make dog leashes for Veterans. Our motto: It’s Not About the Leash! Sharon is also an Arizona Elizabeth Dole Fellow. As a Fellow, she advocates for caregivers and works on issues that she is passionate about, like parent caregiving and military to civilian transitions.
                                                  • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                                                  Moderator Training

                                                  • Friday, November 12, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm (2 hours)
                                                  • Registration Link: https://tinyurl.com/ModeratorTraining-Registration
                                                  • Event Link: https://tinyurl.com/ModeratorTraining-Nov12
                                                  • Registration Deadline Nov. 10, 2021
                                                  • Speaker: Deanna Villanueva-Saucedo -Community Engagement Director at Maricopa Community Colleges
                                                  • This forum provides an opportunity for citizens of diverse views to join together to deliberate and to have a dialogue that is reasoned and nonpartisan. This allows people to get past heated debate and instead, consider issues from multiple angles. This also allows them to better find common ground for action. Whether you are interested in convening public forums, helping citizens discuss difficult issues, learn a new skill set, or in enhance existing facilitation skills, this forum will help you to be able to incorporate public deliberation into your workgroups, club, committee, or community – join us for this unique, interactive training
                                                  • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                                                  Becoming a Servant-Leader

                                                  • Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                                                  • WebEx Link: https://tinyurl.com/Civic-Action-Hour-Fall2021
                                                  • Speaker: Dawn Rhodes, Service-Learning, Program Coordinator, Center for Community & Civic Engagement
                                                  • Guest: Megan Gately- Associate Director of Education, The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute, Hilary Allen- program Manager, Net Impact
                                                  • Do you want to learn more about how serving others can develop you as a more effective leader? Join us for a Leadership Development workshop on becoming a Servant-Leader. We want YOU to find a passion for service and create a leadership endeavor to make a difference in the world.
                                                  • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                                                  Undocumented and in College

                                                  • Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021, 2:00 pm
                                                  • Register here to receive the meeting link on the day of the event.
                                                  • Imagine growing up in Arizona and graduating from an Arizona high school only to find out that you are required to pay out of state tuition. As every student around you gleams on graduation day and looks forward to attending college, what do you do? Join the Aliento@MCC Club to learn about the history of instate tuition in relation to undocumented students and DACA students. Learn how Aliento can be a resource, and how you can take action to support all students.
                                                  • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                                                  Fall Dance Concert: A Journey

                                                  • Nov. 18 & 19 at 7:30 pm

                                                  • General Public - $15.00, Staff/Alumni/Military - $12.00, Students/Seniors - $10.00, Children 8 and under - $7.00
                                                  • Tickets can be purchased here
                                                  • Dance is the living, breathing expression of the human experience translated into movement. It is a physical manifestation of the things we know and feel but cannot say. It is a celebration, a community, a connection. Dance, like life, is a journey. Please join us on this journey as we present an exciting evening of Dance with new works by MCC Faculty and Student Choreographers. Produced and Directed by Jennifer Seigle.

                                                  • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts

                                                  Native American Heritage Celebration

                                                  • November 19th, 2021 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM on the Southern/Dobson Campus
                                                  • Free Admission and Open to the Public
                                                  • Celebrate a night full of Indigenous Arts, Crafts, Performances, and a Free Movie showing of Smoke Signals!
                                                  • A food truck will be providing meal tickets to students.
                                                  • Please see attached Flyer for more details.
                                                  • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts

                                                  MCC Theatre: Gin Mummy

                                                  • Dec 9-11, 2021, at 2 PM or 7:30 PM, MCC Theatre, 1833 W. Southern, Mesa, AZ
                                                  • Mesa Community College Theatre & Film Arts presents Gin Mummy by Melissa Leilani Larson. GIN MUMMY is a drawing room comedy in which a young Victorian aristocrat comes to terms with what she wants and what her family expects on the night of her engagement party. Also, there is a mummy.
                                                  • Student Tickets $9. Tickets and more information.
                                                  • A limited number of complimentary tickets will be available to honors students. Watch Honors Canvas course for announcement and sign-up.
                                                  • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts

                                                  National Theatre Live: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

                                                  • Friday, Dec. 17, 2021, 7:00 - 10:00 PM, MCC Theatre, 1833 W. Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ
                                                  • Mesa Community College Theatre & Film Arts presents National Theatre Live’s broadcast of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. Based on the acclaimed novel by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens.
                                                  • Captured live from the National Theatre in London, this critically acclaimed production directed by Marianne Elliot (Angels in America, War Horse) has astonished audiences around the world and has received seven Olivier and five Tony Awards®.
                                                  • Student Tickets $9. Tickets and more information.
                                                  • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts

                                                  Civic Engagement Kick-Off Orientation & Information Session

                                                  • Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                                                  • WebEx Link: https://tinyurl.com/Civic-Action-Hour-Spring2022
                                                  • Speaker: Center for Community & Civic Engagement
                                                  • Civic Engagement 101 with games and prizes! Come and learn about opportunities to become an engaged leader on campus and how to earn the Civic Scholar badges. We will introduce the Civic Engagement Scorecard, Net Impact and all of our engagement projects and how you can get involved!
                                                  • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                                                  An "Untold Story" of Undeniable Truth

                                                  • Tuesday, February 1st, 2022
                                                  • Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm Location: SC16
                                                  • The event will be Live-streamed & Recorded
                                                  • Join with Google Meet: meet.google.com/mtt-cayq-pnn
                                                  • Join by phone: (US) +1385-999-6381 (PIN: 634171754)
                                                  • Lecture Series by Rod Golden & Dr. Anthony Griffith
                                                  • Cultural Sciences Faculty Prof. Golden will interview Dr. Anthony Griffith, Reading Faculty, about his matriculation in this "thing" we call life. And, his philosophy on education.
                                                  • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                                                  Volunteerfest!

                                                  • February 2nd and 3rd, 9am, 10:30 am, 12:00 pm, & 4:30 pm (each session lasts 1 hour)
                                                  • Find a volunteer opportunity for a Spring Co-curricular! Remember, you must volunteer for a minimum of 4 hours to use volunteering as a co-curricular and it has to be with an approved MCCCD Community partner, like those you'll meet at this event or on MCC Serves.
                                                  • Hosted by Center for Community & Civic Engagement and supported by GCU
                                                  • Co-Curricular Type: *NOTE attending Volunteerfest does not count as a co-curricular, but you can find an opportunity to use as a Volunteer Co-curricular.

                                                  Dr. Farina King, Returning Home: Diné Creative Works from the Intermountain Indian School

                                                  • Friday, February 4th from 10-11:30 am
                                                  • Event link: https://tinyurl.com/Meet-the-AuthorDrKing
                                                  • Please join us as we explore the lives of Diné (Navajo) youth who faced cultural and assimilationist hardships while attending the Intermountain Boarding School from 1950-1984—one of the largest federal Indian boarding schools in US history. As part of this discussion, Dr. King examines how students utilized their creative writing and visual arts to not only explore their identities but to also perpetuate their ties to home and influence Indigenous cultures.
                                                  • About Dr. Farina King: Farina King, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, is Associate Professor of History and affiliated faculty of Cherokee and Indigenous Studies at Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, in the homelands of the Cherokee Nation and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokees. She is also the director and founder of the NSU Center for Indigenous Community Engagement. She received her Ph.D. at Arizona State University in History. King specializes in twentieth-century Native American Studies, especially American Indian boarding school histories.
                                                  • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                                                  Asian Festival (Unveiling of Asian District signage at Sycamore/Main Street Light Rail Station)

                                                  • Saturday, February 5th, 2022, or Volunteer on February 4th or 5th (link below)
                                                  • Time: 9:00pm-5:00pm
                                                  • Volunteer Registration link:https://tinyurl.com/Volunteer-Asian-Festival
                                                  • Where: Park-and-Ride Main St & Sycamore Mesa, AZ 85201
                                                  • Free Event with over 12 Asian Food Vendors, 15 Asian Cultures Represented, 30+ Vendor Booths, and Cultural Performances
                                                  • The “Asian Festival” is a cultural event to promote a greater understanding of Asian countries and cultures to the general public. Each participating Asian country has an opportunity to share its unique music, cultural performances, food, fashion, handicrafts, and other products.
                                                  • Volunteer Positions include:
                                                    • Friday, February 4, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Set up & decorate with 100 lanterns
                                                    • Saturday, February 5, 7:00 am - 7:00 pm: Ambassadors needed to direct vendors; cultural booths and afternoon tear down

                                                  • Visit AsianFestivalAZ.com for more information
                                                  • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts or Volunteering

                                                  Poetry Night

                                                  Homelessness 101

                                                  • Wednesday, February 9, 2022, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                                                  • WebEx Link: https://tinyurl.com/Civic-Action-Hour-Spring2022
                                                  • Speaker: Shawn Donnelly - Community Engagement Programs Manager
                                                  • Join us to learn more about homelessness. We'll debunk common myths, hear from those experiencing homelessness, and learn more about what you can do to help in your community.
                                                  • Shawn Donnelly has served since 2017 with St. Vincent de Paul, an international nonprofit, and currently is in the role as their Community Engagement Programs Manager. Half of SVdP’s mission is to serve those in need in the community and half of our mission is to give the community the opportunity to serve. SVdP strives to feed, clothe, house, and heal those in need and to do through harnessing the generosity and compassion of the community. Shawn works with individuals, corporate groups, universities, churches, and other nonprofits to help them find meaningful opportunities for engagement. Before her work at SVdP, Shawn spent 5 years managing many ministries and volunteers within a large church in Colorado. Whether it is at SVdP, at the church in CO, as a business consultant, or as a construction project manager, she has always been passionate about helping others move forward in their lives and connect to their larger purpose.
                                                  • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                                                  Lunch with the Phoenix Symphony at Red Mountain

                                                  • Wednesday, February 23, 2022, 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
                                                  • Mesquite 200 (MCC Red Mountain Community Room)
                                                  • Hosted by the MCC Honors Program
                                                  • Join us for live music and free pizza
                                                  • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                                                    Envision Your Future Today

                                                    • Wednesday, February 23, 2022, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                                                    • WebEx Link: https://tinyurl.com/Civic-Action-Hour-Spring2022
                                                    • Speaker: Kimberly Miner- Chairman/CEO, Envision You Victory Over Violence Non – Profit Foundation
                                                    • No matter where you are right now – whether it's lack of confidence, major life adversity, lack of worth, or self – esteem in thinking you are incapable. I’ve been there…… It’s allowing yourself to have faith and stepping forward into the unknown that’s where the opportunities are created.
                                                    • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                                                    Thunderbird Dialogues: Conversations for Students by Students

                                                    • Wednesday, Feb 23, 12pm, Student Lounge, Kirk Center, Southern & Dobson Campus
                                                    • Topic: I'm MY Me - A Discussion about Pronouns
                                                    • All students welcome.
                                                    • Co-curricular Type: Campus Involvement

                                                    An "Untold Story" of Undeniable Truth

                                                    • Thursday, February 24th, 2022
                                                    • Time: 12:00pm-1:15pm
                                                    • Location: Southern and Dobson Campus Room: SC-16
                                                    • Lecture Series #2 by Rod Golden & Iaesa Wright
                                                    • This is a continuation to lecture series #1 with Iaesa Wright. Regarding her life teaching in the medical field, her pedagogy in the classroom, her Life-Altering Decision, and being a "Dignified Woman" in the workplace.
                                                    • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                                                    Voting Rights from 1965 to the Here & Now (A Virtual Community Dialogue)

                                                    • Friday, February 25th, 10:00 am- 11:00 am
                                                    • Facilitated by Rod Golden, MCC Professor of Sociology
                                                    • The event can be accessed via Webex using this Link (scroll down to the bottom)

                                                    • Hosted by MCC Libraries

                                                    • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                                                    SEX TRAFFICKING: MODERN-DAY SLAVERY IN AMERICA

                                                    • Wednesday, March 2, 2022, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                                                    • WebEx Link: https://tinyurl.com/Civic-Action-Hour-Spring2022
                                                    • Speaker: Honorable Sheila Polk, Yavapai County Attorney
                                                    • Sex trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery where criminals profit by controlling and forcing others – including minors - to perform sex acts for profit. Learn about this disturbing crime and the red flags associated with victims of sex trafficking. Sheila Polk, County Attorney for Yavapai County, received her bachelor’s and law degrees from Arizona State University and was honored as an Outstanding Alumni in 2019. After completing a clerkship at the Arizona Supreme Court, Ms. Polk worked in the Arizona Attorney General’s Office for eleven years before moving to Prescott in 1994. There, she joined the Yavapai County Attorney’s Office where she specialized in the prosecution of felony crimes, including elder abuse, sexual offenses, and repeat felony offenders.
                                                    • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                                                    Pizza with MCC President, Dr. Lori Berquam

                                                    • Thursday, March 3, 2022, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
                                                    • Location: Saguaro Mall at MCC Red Mountain
                                                    • Grab a slice of pizza and meet with the college president, Dr. Lori Berquam
                                                    • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                                                    How to Vote Informed for the 2022 Election Season

                                                    • Wednesday, March 9, 2022, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                                                    • WebEx Link: https://tinyurl.com/Civic-Action-Hour-Spring2022
                                                    • Speaker: Avery Xola- Voter Education Specialist
                                                    • Resources available to help voters vote informed and what’s on the ballot for the 2022 election season.
                                                    • Avery D. Xola is the Voter Education Specialist for the Citizens Clean Elections Commission. Avery is responsible for educating the citizens of Arizona on the electoral process. Additionally, Avery creates educational materials for the public and works in conjunction with the web content manager to ensure that correct information is promulgated. Avery graduated with a Political Science degree from Arizona State University in 2018 while interning at The Secretary of States’ Office under Secretary Michele Reagan. In 2021, Avery graduated with a master's degree in Public Administration from ASU. Avery has a background in campaign management, is a published writer, and is an Air Force Veteran.
                                                    • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                                                    Opening Reception: Being Human at MCC Art Gallery

                                                    • Where: MCC Art Gallery located in Bldg. AG 31at the Southern and Dobson Campus
                                                    • When: Thursday, March 24, 2022 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM MST
                                                    • Please join us for the Opening Reception of Being Human, a Two-Person Solo exhibition featuring the work of Shachi Kale and Swapna Das this coming Thursday, March 24, from 6-9 pm. This event is FREE and open to the public. Masks are encouraged while viewing the works in the gallery. Confirm your attendance on the Facebook Event Page Here
                                                    • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts

                                                    Let’s Talk About Mental Illness

                                                    • Wednesday, March 23, 2022, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                                                    • WebEx Link: https://tinyurl.com/Civic-Action-Hour-Spring2022
                                                    • Speaker: Kate Mohler- MCC English Faculty, Ability Maricopa Secretary, The District's advocacy group for employees with disabilities
                                                    • It’s hard to talk openly about mental illness because of the stigma surrounding it. Candid conversations about what it’s like to have a mental disorder and how major symptoms present need to happen more often. Join us for this interactive and revealing discussion as we learn the definitions of terms and concepts that describe the experience of the mentally ill. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of what mental illness looks like and will be better equipped to participate in future conversations about neurodiversity.
                                                    • Kate has been teaching English at Mesa Community College since 1995. She has served in several different capacities over the years, including Book Club coordinator and Sustainability Committee Chair. She currently serves as secretary for Ability Maricopa, the District’s advocacy group for employees with disabilities.
                                                    • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                                                    A Lady With A Story Tell

                                                    • Thursday, March 24th, 2022, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
                                                    • Location: Southern & Dobson, SC-16N
                                                    • Prof. Rod Golden interviews Dr. Beth Alsen
                                                    • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                                                    Help from Home

                                                    • Friday, March 25, 2022 – 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
                                                    • WebEx Link: https://tinyurl.com/Help-from-Home2022
                                                    • Host: Shawn Donnelly, Community Engagement Program Manager with St. Vincent de Paul
                                                    • You will receive project ideas you can start today. Periodically, we will keep you updated with new projects, holiday opportunities, and the most urgent needs for our programs and services.
                                                    • You will learn how to document your hours to fulfill service hours requirements.
                                                    • There are many ways to make an impact from home, including advocacy, administrative tasks, and even family-friendly crafts.
                                                    • There are opportunities for people of all ages and skills.
                                                    • You will have the opportunity to help St Vincent de Paul to advance its mission.
                                                    • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                                                    Pizza with the Phoenix Symphony

                                                    • Wednesday, March 30, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, SC11E (Social Cultural Science Building)
                                                    • The MCC Honors Program is excited to host a string quartet from the Phoenix Symphony. All students and employees are welcome to attend.
                                                    • Join us for live music and free pizza.
                                                    • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts

                                                    The Unicorn Experience: Finding Your #UnicornMagic

                                                    • Speaker: Jamila Parham-Jamila coaches women on how to hold space in male-dominated environments. She uses her story as a template for what's possible for women in tech and beyond. Jamila empowers audiences to meet their goals and seize their maximum potential.
                                                    • When: Tuesday, March 29 | 10:30am-11:30am | Zoom
                                                    • Register Here
                                                    • Please see flyer
                                                    • Sponsored by Mesa Community College and Scottsdale Community College ***Closed captioning provided
                                                    • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                                                    City of Mesa’s Service Opportunities

                                                    • Wednesday, March 30, 2022, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                                                    • WebEx Link: https://tinyurl.com/Civic-Action-Hour-Spring2022
                                                    • Speaker: Bethany Freeland, City Wide Volunteer Program Coordinator
                                                    • Discuss the structure of volunteer management in the City and the different ways we engage volunteers (episodic and long-term)
                                                    1. Talk about long-term volunteer opportunities with various departments and programs (including internships)
                                                    2. Discuss volunteer engagement through episodic means (events)
                                                    3. Discuss community revitalization and opportunities to volunteer through various Community Services programs, while highlighting the importance of community revitalization through volunteerismGive examples of the types of projects that fall under this category
                                                    4. Discuss how to coordinate your own volunteer project by using City resources that are available to assist with those (Use of the Tool Lending program and mini-grants)
                                                    5. Explain how to register as an individual volunteer or as a volunteer group and the benefits of registration
                                                    6. Q&A
                                                    • Bethany Freeland has been with the City of Mesa for over six years serving in various roles within the Community Engagement unit of the Community Services Department. She has extensive experience with program development and event management centered around community-based programming, diversity initiatives, and volunteer programs.
                                                    • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                                                    ​​​​Spring Cultural Festival

                                                    • THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2022 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
                                                    • FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY: Ken Koshio/Tako Drummer, The Martial Arts Academy, The Cheyenne Academy, Louis Armstrong, Ray Charles, Astarte Dance Troupe, AND Greek Accordion. Spring Cultural Fest Flyer
                                                    • Join us on the patio near the MU43 Building for world-class cultural performances, music, and lunch! (Lunch will be served on a "first come, first served" basis!)
                                                    • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts

                                                      How to Run an Effective Meeting

                                                      • Friday, April 1, 2022 – 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                                                      • WebEx Link: https://tinyurl.com/Effective-Meeting
                                                      • Host: Dr. Brian Dille, Residential Faculty - Political Science
                                                      • Most public decisions are made at open meetings that use procedural rules to structure the conversation. To be effective at these meetings, whether you are in charge or an attendee, you need to know how to use these rules effectively. Dr. Dille will share strategies on how to be effective in public meetings so you can get what you want out of government.
                                                      • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                                                      Thunderbirds Read Book Club

                                                      • Red Mountain Campus: April 5, and April 19, 1-2 pm in room DW226 in the Library.
                                                      • Southern Dobson Campus: April 6, April 20, 1-2 pm in room LB144 in the Library.
                                                      • Book: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
                                                      • First meeting: Introductions, overview, pick up your book. 2nd meeting: first half of book. 3rd Meting: 2nd half of book. If you miss the first meeting, stop by the library circulation desk to get a copy (if available) or find out how to access a free online version for students and employees.
                                                      • Hosted by MCC Library and Counseling Department
                                                      • Book Club Flyer
                                                      • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                                                      “Keeping Traditional Practices Alive: Inspiring Students to Connect to Their Culture”

                                                      • 2nd Annual Cultural Science Department Conference @Mesa Community College – Virtual & In-person (Snacks Provided) April 5-7th, 2022

                                                      • Please click here for the virtual option (see dates, times, and locations below) (must attend at least one session to fulfill the requirement)

                                                      • Conference Flyer

                                                      APRIL 5th: Room LB 145

                                                      • 12-1:15 pm “Resiliency: How Undocumented Students Fought Anti-Immigrant Laws,” José Patiño and Denise Garcia
                                                      • 1:30-2:45 pm “Learning from Our Elders: MCC’s first Elder In-Residence program,” Mona Scott Figueroa, (Virtual Only)

                                                      APRIL 6th: Room LB 145

                                                      • 10:30 -11:45 am “The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History,” Michael Twitty
                                                      • 12:00- 1:15 pm “Exploring the History and Culture of the Washington-Escobedo Neighborhood,” Lorena Austin/Phil Austin

                                                      APRIL 7th: Room LB 300

                                                      • 10:30 – 11:45 am "Strengthening Roots With Music," Matthew Yatsayte
                                                      • 1:30 – 2:45 pm “Hopi Families Sustaining Traditional Foraging and Farming Practices,” Valerie Nuvayestewa
                                                      • For more information email: paul.harasha@mesacc.edu
                                                      • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts

                                                      Environmental Sustainability Projects at MCC

                                                      • Wednesday, April 6, 2022, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                                                      • WebEx Link: https://tinyurl.com/Civic-Action-Hour-Spring2022
                                                      • Speaker: Danielle Carlock, Information Studies Facility & Librarian
                                                      • The Maricopa Native Seed Library provides free, native seed to the community, as well as education and information to make it easy to incorporate these plants into your yards, patios, and balconies. Anyone can include some native plants into their residences, whether you have a lot of space or a small apartment.
                                                      • Danielle Carlock has been gardening in the desert for about ten years and has a native garden in Scottsdale with over 150 species. She founded the Maricopa Seed Library in August 2020 as a way to distribute free seed to the community and promote the use of native plants in the landscape with a special emphasis on supporting pollinators. She is now launching a pollinator habitat certification program for Maricopa County. Danielle has taught biology at the high school and college level and is currently a library faculty member at South Mountain Community College.
                                                      • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                                                      Moderator Training

                                                      • Friday, April 8, 2022, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm (2 hours)
                                                      • Registration Link: https://tinyurl.com/ModeratorTraining-Registration **Event link will be emailed the week of the event** Registration Deadline April 1, 2022
                                                      • Speaker: Deanna Villanueva-Saucedo- Community Engagement Director at Maricopa Community Colleges
                                                      • This forum provides an opportunity for citizens of diverse views to join together to deliberate and to have a dialogue that is reasoned and nonpartisan. This allows people to get past heated debate and instead, consider issues from multiple angles. This also allows them to better find common ground for action. Whether you are interested in convening public forums, helping citizens discuss difficult issues, learn a new skill set or in enhance existing facilitation skills, this forum will help you to be able to incorporate public deliberation into your workgroups, club, committee or community – join us for this unique, interactive training
                                                      • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                                                      MCC Music Theatre - Sweeney Todd

                                                      • March 31 - April 2, April 7 - 9 at 7:30 pm, and April 2 & 9 at 2 pm. MCC Performing Arts Center, Southern-Dobson Campus
                                                      • MCC Music Theatre presents a staged concert version of the infamous tale "Sweeney Todd." An unjustly exiled barber returns to nineteenth-century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which, he opens a new barber practice. Celebrate Stephen Sondheim with his Tony Award-winning tale of love, murder, and revenge.
                                                      • General Admission - $18, Senior/Staff - $15.00, Students - $12.00
                                                      • Per Maricopa Community College District policy: Mask/Face covering is encouraged in our facilities. Also, we will continue to run our venues with a reduced capacity to allow for physical distancing.
                                                      • Buy Tickets and Learn More: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/ZhD
                                                      • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts

                                                      Shake the Fake - Student Success Workshop

                                                      • April 12th or 13th, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, WebEx (April 12th event can also be attended in-person in Bldg 36-608)
                                                      • Please see Workshop Flyer for Various Dates and Topics
                                                      • Workshop Link
                                                      • Topic: Imposter Syndrome - How to Overcome inposter syndrome throughout life.
                                                      • Topics include; Note-taking, Math Study Skills, Writing for College Success, Dealing with Stress, and much more.
                                                      • Questions, please contact Allison Sleigh at 480-461-7667 (allison.sleigh@mesacc.edu)
                                                      • Co-Curricular Type: All Workshops count as Academic Involvement

                                                      The Living Library @ MCC Red Mountain

                                                      • The Living Library showcases humans as books, who engage in conversations with their readers as they tell their stories. To register and for additional information click this Living Library link.
                                                      • Join us at the MCC-Red Mountain campus on Wednesday, April 13 to hear amazing stories told by the "authors" themselves. MCC Red Mountain: 7110 E. McKellips Road Mesa, Arizona 85207
                                                      • For more information, call 480-461-6266. This event is free and open to the public.
                                                      • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts

                                                      2022: What You Need to Know

                                                      • Wednesday, April 13 , 2022 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                                                      • WebEx Link: https://tinyurl.com/Civic-Action-Hour-Spring2022
                                                      • Speaker: Melissa Davis, Constituent Relations Coordinator
                                                      • Melissa Davis, Constituent Relations Coordinator for the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office will be discussing important information about the August Primary and the November 2 General Election to ensure all students can “Be Ballot Ready.” Melissa will go over the basics of voting, both by mail and in person, and how your vote is tabulated by the Maricopa County Elections Department. She will also discuss resources available for voters and information about all elections in 2022. Melissa Davis is the Constituent Relations Coordinator for the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office and has been her position for about 2 years. She works with constituents and organizations with voter registration and election questions.
                                                      • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                                                      Russo-Ukranian War of 2022 - Social Science Lecture Series

                                                      • Thursday, April 14, 12-1 p.m. SC 11E, Southern-Dobson Campus
                                                      • Join MCC's Social Science faculty for the Lecture Series Spring Forum on the Russo-Ukranian War of 2022. They'll discuss the largest war in Europe since World War II. Gain valuable insight and a deeper understanding from History professor Dr. Paul Hietter, Political Science professor Dr. Brian Dille and Economics professor Sylwia Cavalcant. A brief question and answer session will follow.
                                                      • Pizza will be served.
                                                      • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                                                      Poetry Night

                                                      • Thursday, April 14 starting at 7:00 p.m.
                                                      • Link to access event (password: SVdnzVS2J68) or via phone at 1 602-666-0783, access code ‪2499 783 1846.
                                                      • Hosted by the creative writing program and English department at Mesa Community College
                                                      • Jake Skeets is the author of Eyes Bottle Dark with a Mouthful of Flowers, winner of the National Poetry Series, Kate Tufts Discovery Award, American Book Award, and Whiting Award. He is from the Navajo Nation and teaches at Diné College.
                                                      • Fady Joudah has published five collections of poems: The Earth in the Attic;Alight;Textu; a book-long sequence of short poems whose meter is based on cellphone character count; Footnotes in the Order of Disappearance; and, most recently, Tethered to Stars. He has translated several collections of poetry from Arabic and is the co-editor and co-founder of the Etel Adnan Poetry Prize. He was a winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets competition in 2007 and has received the Arab American Book Award, a PEN award, a Banipal/Times Literary Supplement prize from the UK, the Griffin Poetry Prize, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He is an Editor-at-Large for Milkweed Editions. He lives in Houston, with his wife and kids, where he practices internal medicine.
                                                      • Any questions/concerns can be directed to Jeremy Broyles, jeremy.broyles@mesacc.edu.
                                                      • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                                                      Spring Dance Concert 2022: Rediscovered

                                                      • April 14th and 15th at 7:30 pm, MCC Performing Arts Center, Southern-Dobson Campus
                                                      • Prices: General Public - $15.00, Staff/Alumni/Military - $12.00, Students/Seniors - $10.00, Children 8 and under - $7.00
                                                      • Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the MCC Dance Company. Featuring Guest Artist and On Tap. Dance is the living, breathing expression of the human experience translated into movement. It is a physical manifestation of the things we know and feel but cannot say. It is a celebration, a community, a connection. Please join us in celebrating an exciting evening of Dance with new works by MCC Faculty and Student Choreographers.
                                                      • Buy Tickets and Learn More: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/Zha
                                                      • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts

                                                      Access to Education = Healthier Communities

                                                      • Every year over 2,000 undocumented students graduate without access to in-state tuition and public scholarships. Join the Aliento@MCC club to gain a deeper insight into the history of in-state tuition in relation to undocumented students and DACA students. Learn how Aliento can be a resource, and how you can take action to support all students regardless of their immigration status.
                                                      • When: Friday, April 15, 2022 at 2:00pm
                                                      • Students can register here
                                                      • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                                                      Volunteer at the Mayors Challenge for Economic Education (Southern Dobson Campus)

                                                      • Friday, April 15, (time slots vary), Navajo Room, Southern Dobson Campus
                                                      • MCC Student volunteers are needed to work the registration table, direct guests to assigned locations and help with tasks during the quiz bowls and awards ceremony.
                                                      • The Mayors Challenge for Economic Education includes 3 competitions where middle and high school students around the state come to compete in the areas of economics, personal finance and critical thinking.
                                                      • To use volunteering as a co-curricular, you must volunteer for a minimum of 4 hours. (You can sign up for more than one slot if you want to get all 4 hours completed with this event)
                                                      • Learn more and sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a48adad2ca2fe3-mccstudent
                                                      • Co-curricular Type: Volunteering

                                                      MCC Dance Scholarship Showcase

                                                      • Friday, April 16, 7:30 pm, MCC Performing Arts Center, Southern-Dobson Campus
                                                      • Price: General Public $8.00
                                                      • The Scholarship Showcase is a celebration of MCC's Dance students. This program will feature choreography from graduating students in the Associate of Arts, Dance degree as well as Artists of Promise participants with guest performers from McClintock High School Dance Company.
                                                      • Proceeds go to the Dance Scholarship fund
                                                      • Buy Tickets and Learn More: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/Znv
                                                      • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts

                                                      Learning with the Brain in Mind - Student Success Workshop

                                                      • April 18th or 22, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, WebEx
                                                      • Workshop Link
                                                      • Topic: Understand more specifics about the way you learn and how neurodiversity impacts instructor and student success
                                                      • Questions, please contact Allison Sleigh at 480-461-7667 (allison.sleigh@mesacc.edu)
                                                      • Co-Curricular Type: All Workshops count as Academic Involvement

                                                      MCC Art Gallery Exhibit: Being Human

                                                      • March 21 - April 21, 2022, MCC Art Gallery, Southern-Dobson campus (Gallery hours Mon-Thur 9-5 pm)
                                                      • Being Human (A Two-Person Solo Show): Shachi Kale: Conversations with Myself & Swapna Das: Encountering the Self
                                                      • The MCC Art Gallery can be found behind the AC building near the MCC Theatre. Complimentary parking for events is conveniently provided in the southeast lots of campus. Outside food and beverages are not permitted in the gallery.
                                                      • Learn more: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/Zh8
                                                      • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts

                                                      MPJE Jazz and the MCC Jazz Ensemble Concert

                                                      • Tuesday, April 19th, 7:00 PM, MCC Performing Arts Center, Southern-Dobson Campus
                                                      • Jazz Big Band Lovers! You Won't want to miss this one! At the MPJE Jazz Ensemble with Artistic Director and Piano Extraordinaire Nick Manson is made up of professional musicians and educators from around the valley. Performing the music of Thelonious Monk. The MCC Jazz Band has a long history of continued success. Under the direction of MCC alum and instructor Paul Brewer, the MCC Jazz Ensemble continue to promote jazz at a high level throughout the Valley. Featuring the music of Fletcher Henderson and Benny Goodman. Featuring performances by MCC Dance Company directed by Jennifer Seigle and the Mesa High School Jazz Band directed by Jeff Quamo
                                                      • Prices: $8, Staff/Senior (55+)/Military - $7, Students - $6
                                                      • Buy Tickets and Learn More: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/Zh5
                                                      • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts

                                                      Sustainability 101 with Greenlight Solutions

                                                      • Wednesday, April 20, 2022 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                                                      • WebEx Link: https://tinyurl.com/Civic-Action-Hour-Spring2022
                                                      • Speaker: Ashley Weisman Executive Director, GreenLight Solutions Foundation
                                                      • Want to become more educated about sustainability and how it applies to your career? Join GreenLight Solutions to learn about the challenges and opportunities of sustainability. We will define sustainability concepts, discuss its strategic business benefits, and identify some global sustainability challenges, focusing on applicable, local solutions. You will learn how the sustainability perspective can support your professional development and make you better at your job - no matter your sector or job function. GreenLight Solutions is a 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit that helps students launch their careers and helps businesses go green. Since 2013, GreenLight Solutions has partnered 300+ students with 52 local businesses, implemented 62 sustainability projects, and contributed 32,000+ volunteer hours in our community. 51% of our alumni are female, 84% of our alumni are employed in STEM careers, and 90% of our alumni are employed or in graduate school.
                                                      • At ASU University Sustainability Practices, Ashley served as the Sustainability Certification Program Coordinator where she facilitated sustainability trainings for 300+ staff and led the development of the program. The program was awarded the ASU Outstanding Educational Program award. Ashley earned her Master of Sustainability Solutions degree at Arizona State University. Her graduate thesis focused on green business certifications as she led a local business from Bronze to Platinum certification in three months, interviewed 16 national certification practitioners, and published a guidebook for certification practitioners. Ashley currently serves as the Executive Director of GreenLight Solutions Foundation. During her time with GreenLight, both as a staff and student, she has served as Program Development Director, Internal Development Intern, VP of Projects, and Solutioneer. Ashley is passionate about sustainability in business and K-12 curriculum, in addition to carbon sequestration projects.
                                                      • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                                                      Communication Skills for Success - Student Success Workshop

                                                      • April 25th or 26th, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, WebEx (April 26th event can also be attended in-person in Bldg 38-608)
                                                      • Workshop Link
                                                      • Topic: Overcome barriers to communication by becoming a better speaker, listener, and self-advocate
                                                      • Questions, please contact Allison Sleigh at 480-461-7667 (allison.sleigh@mesacc.edu)
                                                      • Co-Curricular Type: All Workshops count as Academic Involvement

                                                      A Virtual Reading and Conversation with Clint Smith

                                                      • Tuesday, April 26th, 6:00 - 7:30 pm, online.
                                                      • Registration link coming soon.
                                                      • Clint Smith will focus his talk on his book, How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America.
                                                      • Sponsored by CGCC Multicultural & Co-Curricular Programs, CGCC President's Office, CGCC Honors Program, Rio Honors Program, Honors Council, Glendale Community College Student Life, MCCCD Diversity Advisory Council, Phoenix College, MCBAA (Maricopa Council on Black American Affairs).
                                                      • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture
                                                      • RSVP here (free): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/clint-smith-reading-conversation-tickets-317798884017
                                                      • Event Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CJOXcydyJY

                                                      EmbrAcing the Final - Student Success Workshop

                                                      • May 2nd or 3rd, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, WebEx (May 3rd event can also be attended in-person in Bldg 38-608)
                                                      • Workshop Link
                                                      • Topic: Test-taking strategies and mindset activities to help you navigate final exam season with success
                                                      • Questions, please contact Allison Sleigh at 480-461-7667 (allison.sleigh@mesacc.edu)
                                                      • Co-Curricular Type: All Workshops count as Academic Involvement

                                                      Past Fall 22 Approved Co-Curricular Activities

                                                      Civic Engagement Kick-Off Orientation & Information Session

                                                      Volunteer Fest & Civic Engagement (Both Virtual and In-Person Events)

                                                      • Wednesday, August 31, 2022, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                                                      • Webex Event Link
                                                      • Speaker: Center for Community & Civic Engagement
                                                      • Civic Engagement 101! Come and learn about opportunities to become an engaged leader on campus and how to earn the Civic Scholar badges. We will introduce the Civic Engagement Scorecard, Net Impact, and all of our engagement projects and how you can get involved!
                                                      • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                                                      Virtual

                                                      • Sept. 7th & 8th
                                                      • 9:00am, 10:30am & 12:00pm
                                                      • Each session will last one hour
                                                      • Link to the Event

                                                      In-Person

                                                      • Sept. 13th & 14th
                                                      • 10:00am to 2:00pm
                                                      • MCC @ Southern & Dobson in the Navajo Room
                                                      • Come discover where you can volunteer or find a service-learning placement. Agency representatives are eager to meet you and share the opportunities they have available. Also, we will have information on how you can register to vote. Volunteer Fest
                                                      • Co-Curricular Type: Campus Involvement

                                                      Proposition Overview (What Yes and No Really Mean)

                                                      • Constitution Week Event Links
                                                      • Monday, September 12, 2022,11:00 AM-12:00 PM
                                                      • Event Description: Ballot propositions allow for a direct vote of the people on a variety of critical issues for Arizona. The language, however, can be confusing. Join award-winning pollster, Paul Bentz, for an overview of the propositions you will see on this year’s ballot. Learn more about what your yes and no vote really means.
                                                      • If you have any questions, please contact Deanna Villanueva-Saucedo (deanna.villanueva-saucedo@domail.maricopa.edu)
                                                      • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                                                      Wanted: More Than Your Vote

                                                      • Constitution Week Event Links
                                                      • Tuesday, September 13, 2022, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
                                                      • Event Description/Details: Your vote is definitely your voice and Maricopa Community Colleges encourages all students, faculty, staff, and community to exercise their right to vote. Voting, however, is just one of many ways to be engaged in your community. Join a panel of civic leaders, staff, students, and alumni as they share the many ways we can all make a positive difference in our community through civic engagement.
                                                      • If you have any questions, please contact Deanna Villanueva-Saucedo (deanna.villanueva-saucedo@domail.maricopa.edu)
                                                      • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                                                      Maricopa & Government Relations

                                                      • Wednesday, September 14, 2002,11:00 AM-12:00 PM
                                                      • Constitution Week Event Links
                                                      • Event Description/Details: How does Maricopa interact with our local governments? What is on our agenda when we visit with state legislators? What are Maricopa’s priorities for the coming year? Join Maricopa Community Colleges Government Relations Director, Alexis Susdorf, for an update on Maricopa’s government relations.
                                                      • Please contact Deanna Villanueva-Saucedo (deanna.villanueva-saucedo@domail.maricopa.edu) if you have any questions.
                                                      • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                                                      The Arizona We Want: The Decade Ahead

                                                      • Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                                                      • Constitution Week Event Links
                                                      • Speakers: Kristi Tate, Director, Civic Health Initiatives & Madison Rock, Senior Program Coordinator
                                                      • Join for an informative and interactive program with the Center for the Future of Arizona (CFA) to learn more about The Arizona We Want and how data can spark greater civic engagement and action in our communities across the state. During this session, you will:
                                                      • Hear about how Arizonans feel about life today, what they believe is important for the future, and the actions they support to help drive Arizona forward.
                                                      • Discover how Arizona leaders and communities are successfully using data to inform policy, practice, and investments to ensure action that supports what Arizonans want.
                                                      • Learn about civic engagement strategies, including School Participatory Budgeting, that are equipping and empowering young people to be active participants in civic life.
                                                      • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                                                      What’s On Your Ballot

                                                      • Thursday, September 15, 2022, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
                                                      • Constitution Week Event Links
                                                      • Event Description/Details: What will you see on your ballot? Why are you asked to vote on judges? How do you research issues and candidates? Join Avery Xola, Voter Education Specialist with Clean Elections, for this session that will provide you with a sneak preview of what you will see on your ballot.
                                                      • If you have any questions, please contact Deanna Villanueva-Saucedo (deanna.villanueva-saucedo@domail.maricopa.edu)
                                                      • Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                                                      Constitution Day

                                                      • Friday, September 16, 2022, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
                                                      • Constitution Week Event Links
                                                      • Event Description/Details: Maricopa County is the second largest voting jurisdiction in the country and has received national recognition for its outstanding work. Join Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer as he shares information about elections, your right to vote, and our Constitution.
                                                      • If you have any questions please contact Deanna Villanueva-Saucedo (deanna.villanueva-saucedo@domail.maricopa.edu)
                                                      • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                                                      National Voter Registration Day

                                                      • September 20, 2022 from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
                                                      • Event Site: Clock Tower Circle
                                                      • Stop by and register to vote or update your voter information. AZ Clean Elections and Maricopa County Election Department Voter Education Outreach will be here to answer questions. Stop by to find out where to go to “Educate the Vote” Information will be available for those who are interested in participating/working on election day. Don’t miss this opportunity!
                                                      • Please contact Debra Ohlinger (debra.ohlinger@mesacc.edu) if you have any questions.
                                                      • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                                                      The Oath

                                                      • Wednesday, September 21, 2022, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                                                      • Webex Event Link
                                                      • Speaker: Marcus North (Former Air Force Officer (Major) and fighter pilot) & Brock Booher, Cofounders of Support-Defend.org
                                                      • Public servants, military members, police officers, and even naturalized citizens take an Oath to Support and Defend the Constitution, but most Citizens do not. Why shouldn’t you? We’ll explain the history of the Oath, how it has evolved over time, and the reasons why you should more deeply commit yourself to uphold our Republic. We don’t need to be united in all things, thinking people will always disagree; but it is imperative that we unite around the rule of law and our system of self-government, at the risk of our freedoms and prosperity.
                                                      • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                                                      National Treasure Movie Night

                                                      • Friday, September 23, 2022, 5:00 pm-9:30 pm
                                                      • The event will take place in Navajo Room at MCC Southern/Dobson Campus
                                                      • Event Description/Details: Load up your lawn chairs, pack a picnic and bring your family to MCC for a night at the movies! As part of Civic Engagement Week, Net Impact MCC will be hosting a free screening of the film National Treasure. There will be an open area to bring a blanket and sit on the floor and as well as a sitting area, chairs provided.
                                                      • Free popcorn is provided; games will be available for those who arrive early.
                                                      • Guest Speaker: Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer to speak on the Constitution at 6:30 pm. This event is free and open to the community. Please help us spread the word.
                                                      • Contact info: Debra Ohlinger (debra.ohlinger@mesacc.edu)
                                                      • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                                                      BeBallotReady, 2022 General Election

                                                      • Webex Event Link
                                                      • Date: Friday, September 23, 2022
                                                      • Start Time: 12:00 PM | End Time: 1:00 PM PM
                                                      • Purpose: Learn more about voter registration, voting options, and how Maricopa County conducts elections so you can Be Ballot Ready for the 2022 November General Election.
                                                      • Hosted by Betty Galanter, Voter Outreach Manager | Maricopa County Elections Department: Betty Galanter is the Voter Outreach Manager for the Maricopa County Elections Department. Betty joined the Elections Department in November 2021 to head up a newly created Voter Outreach Department. As a Certified Election Officer, Betty is committed to making a positive impact in the community by leveraging community events and opportunities to engage, educate, and inform voters about elections. Betty brings to the Elections Department her expertise as a 25-year sales and marketing executive having worked for the Walt Disney Company and 21st Century Fox. Prior to working for the Elections Department, Betty was a Regional with the Census Bureau responsible for Maricopa County. Interested in politics and civic engagement, Betty was elected and served two terms as a State Committeeman, Precinct Captain, and 3rd Vice Chairman of the board in her legislative district. She is honored to have been elected by her peers as a 2020 National Delegate at Large representing the State of Arizona.
                                                      • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                                                      Bipolar Disorder: Two Faculty Stories

                                                      • Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                                                      • Webex Event Link
                                                      • Speaker: Kate Mohler-MCC English Faculty, Ability Maricopa Secretary, The District's advocacy group for employees with disabilities
                                                      • Patrick Finn -CGC English, Creative Writing Faculty, Author Prose fiction: A Martyr for Suzy Kosasovich, From the Darkness Right Under Our Feet, and A Place for Snakes to Breed.
                                                      • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                                                      Digital Reading Event

                                                      • Thursday, September 29 starting at 6:00 p.m
                                                      • This digital event can be accessed here (password: dN9jQj55dK5) or via phone at 1 602-666-0783, access code ‪2480 142 8450.
                                                      • Please join us for a night of poetry and story courtesy of two singular, wonderfully talented voices. The creative writing program and English department at Mesa Community College are proud to welcome Cameron Awkward-Rich and Lannie Stabile for a reading.
                                                      • Reading Literacy Link or Event Flyer
                                                      • Any questions/concerns can be directed to Jeremy Broyles, jeremy.broyles@mesacc.edu.
                                                      • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                                                      Vote Down Your Ballot - Understanding the Judicial Performance Review

                                                      • Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                                                      • Webex Event Link
                                                      • Speaker: Avery D. Xola- Voter Education Specialist for the Citizens Clean Elections Commission
                                                      • Avery Xola will give an overview of the Judicial Retention Election this November 8th, 2022, and discuss the importance of voting down your ballot! Avery D. Xola is the Voter Education Specialist for the Citizens Clean Elections Commission. Avery is responsible for educating the citizens of Arizona on the electoral process. Additionally, Avery creates educational materials for the public and works in conjunction with the web content manager to ensure that correct information is promulgated. Avery graduated with a Political Science degree from Arizona State University in 2018 while interning at The Secretary of States’ Office under Secretary Michele Reagan. In 2021, Avery graduated with a master's degree in Public Administration from ASU. Avery has a background in campaign management, is a published writer, and is an Air Force Veteran.
                                                      • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                                                      Harnessing the Power of Urban Trees

                                                      • Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                                                      • Webex Event Link
                                                      • Speaker: Speaker: Sean Whitcomb, MCC Faculty, Life Science
                                                      • Urban trees in parks, in neighborhoods, and along city streets provide a number of benefits to the environment and the community. They provide shade, increase property values, help fight climate change, and so much more. In this presentation, you will learn about efforts to enhance urban tree cover at the global level, the local level, and right here on the MCC campus. You'll also learn about exciting tree research being conducted by MCC students. And you'll find out how you can become an urban tree ambassador in your own neighborhood and at MCC! Sean Whitcomb teaches Environmental Biology at Mesa Community College and is the co-director of the MCC Arboretum. He earned a Master's Degree in Plant Biology from ASU, with a focus on urban ecology. He is passionate about sustainability and believes everyone can take simple steps to help the planet.
                                                      • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                                                      Pizza with the Prez

                                                      • Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                                                      • Location: Saguaro Mall at Red Mountain MCC Campus
                                                      • Join Dr. Robinson on campus for pizza and a conversation
                                                      • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                                                      Ballot Overview

                                                      • Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                                                      • Webex Link
                                                      • Speaker: Dr. Brain Dille, MCC Faculty – Political Science
                                                      • With just under three weeks to go before the election, it is time to fill out your ballot! Sometimes ballot propositions are written such that up means down and yes means no. Before you turn in your ballot, come listen to Dr. Brian Dille discuss the pro and con arguments for this year's propositions.
                                                      • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                                                      Christella's Story: A Survivor & Thriver

                                                      • Thursday, October 20 |10:30 am – 11:45 am
                                                      • Google Meet
                                                      • Christella Rivera is an alumnus of Mesa Community College and she is a survivor and thriver of domestic violence and rape during a tumultuous relationship that lasted almost five years. She was able to survive the relationship and she has shared her story for the past eight years. Christella Rivera September 22, 1988 - July 21, 2013. Accomplishments: She obtained a Bachelor's Degree from NAU, Two Associates Degrees from MCC; and does nails as a hobby she plans to create as a business.
                                                      • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                                                      Human Trafficking 101: Protecting Yourself and Your Campus Community - U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Blue Campaign

                                                      • WebEx Link
                                                      • Host: Diego Luque | Campaign Specialist | Office of Partnership and Engagement
                                                      • Date: Friday, October 21, 2022
                                                      • Start Time: 12:00 PM-2:00 PM
                                                      • Purpose: Campus faculty, staff, students, and alumni are invited to join the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Blue Campaign for an informational session to learn how they can recognize, respond to, and raise awareness of human trafficking in college campuses and how the Blue Campaign is working to combat this crime.
                                                      • BIO: Diego A. Luque currently serves as a Campaign Specialist at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Blue Campaign, the Department’s national public awareness campaign to combat human trafficking. In this role, he supports the Prevention portfolio of the Blue Campaign, assisting in decreasing victimization within vulnerable communities and deterring criminal activity.
                                                      • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                                                      Sociology Student Dialogues: "A Listening Session With and For Students."

                                                      • Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2022
                                                      • Time: 10:30am - 11:45am
                                                      • Location: SC 11 (Southern & Dobson) and also live streamed at this Link
                                                      • Hosted by: Rod Golden & Paul Harasha
                                                      • The topic of Discussion: Roe vs. Wade (The Dobbs Decision) & Voting Rights (flyer)
                                                      • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                                                      The Effects & Implications of Debt on Mental Health & Wellness - Social Science's Lunchtime Lecture Series

                                                      • Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, Room SC11-E, Southern & Dobson Campus
                                                      • Stream Live: https://ctl.mesacc.edu/live/
                                                      • Speakers and topics include:

                                                        • Nicole Collins, Executive Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion/Chief Diversity Officer - "The Impact of Debt on Historically Underrepresented and Underserved Communities"
                                                        • Nathan Terlisner, Residential Faculty/Counseling - "Debt Management and its Impact on Mental Health"
                                                        • Sylwia Cavalcant, Residential Faculty/Economics - "How to Pay Off Debt"
                                                      • Learn how to manage debt and combat stress with helpful tips and strategies to manage your thinking, emotions, and behaviors when it comes to finances.
                                                      • A brief Q&A session will immediately follow the presentation.
                                                      • Free pizza will be provided for those who attend the presentation in person!

                                                      Our Desert Wildlife-Caring for the Creatures in our Community

                                                      • Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                                                      • Webex Event Link
                                                      • Speaker: Paula Swanson, Exhibits Coordinator, Life Sciences
                                                      • A tour of the Red Mountain Cienega, animals on the Red Mountain Campus, appropriate ways to interact with them, respond to encounters on campus, and how to protect wildlife in an increasingly urbanized world.
                                                      • I grew up in Minnesota but fell in love with the Sonoran Desert as a teen. I've been lucky to spend the last 40 years working with animals, especially reptiles, at various zoos and public exhibitions. I learned a lot about native Arizona animals while working at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum as well as being Collection Manager of the Arizona Trail at the Phoenix Zoo. I recently joined Mesa Community College in September 2019 after spending 5 years at Butterfly Wonderland as Curator of Reptiles. I also have an A.A.S in Veterinary Technology and worked as a Veterinary Technician at the Santa Barbara Zoo and The Phoenix Zoo.
                                                      • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                                                      University Transfer Fair

                                                      • Thursday, October 27, 2022, 10:00am- 2:00pm
                                                      • Location: Clocktower Lawn @ Southern & Dobson | Saguaro Mall @ Red Mountain
                                                      • Meet with representatives from more than 20 national colleges & universities at the S & D campus .*ASU, U of A, GCU, and NAU will be at MCC Red Mountain only
                                                      • FREE EVENT- No Registration Required
                                                      • For More Info: Sarah Banner: sarah.banner@mesacc.edu
                                                      • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                                                      Reading event with Javier Zamora and Susan Nguyen

                                                      • Thursday, October 27, 2022, 7:00 pm
                                                      • This digital event can be accessed at https://tinyurl.com/bdrtch8j (password: VKjpTWMg824) or via phone at 1 602-666-0783, access code 2498 337 3024.
                                                      • The creative writing program and English department at Mesa Community College are proud to welcome Javier Zamora and Susan Nguyen for a reading
                                                      • Javier Zamora was born in El Salvador in 1990. His father fled the country when he was a year old and his mother when he was about to turn five. Both parents' migrations were caused by the U.S.-funded Salvadoran Civil War. When he was nine, Javier migrated through Guatemala, Mexico, and the Sonoran Desert. His debut poetry collection, Unaccompanied, explores the impact of the war and immigration on his family. Zamora has been a Stegner Fellow at Stanford and a Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard and holds fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation.
                                                      • Susan Nguyen’s debut poetry collection Dear Diaspora won the 2020 Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry and was published by the University of Nebraska Press in 2021. Her poems have been nominated for Best of the Net and a Pushcart Prize and have appeared or are forthcoming in The Academy of American Poets’ Poem-A-Day series, The American Poetry Review, The Rumpus, Tin House, Diagram, and elsewhere. The recipient of fellowships from the AZ Commission on the Arts, the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing, and the 2022 Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize from the American Poetry Review, she currently serves as the senior editor of Hayden’s Ferry Review.
                                                      • Any questions/concerns can be directed to Jeremy Broyles, jeremy.broyles@mesacc.edu
                                                      • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                                                      Becoming a Servant-Leader

                                                      • Wednesday, November 2, 2022, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                                                      • Webex Event Link
                                                      • Speaker: Kelley Stewart, Community Engagement Specialist, Center for Community & Civic Engagement
                                                      • The event will also feature Shannon Poppell, Mesa Community College student, and the 2022-23 Newman Civic Fellow.
                                                      • Do you want to learn more about how serving others can develop you as a more effective leader? Join us for a Leadership Development workshop on becoming a Servant-Leader. We want YOU to find a passion for service and create a leadership endeavor to make a difference in the world.
                                                      • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                                                      Thorsday: A Day in the Life of Thor the Thunderbird

                                                      • Please join us in S140 on Thorsday, November 3 at 3:00 pm for the film premiere, and to learn all about what it means to celebrate Thorsdays at MCC. This film has been a partnership between Student Life and Institutional Advancement for the last few months, and we are thrilled to be able to finally share the final product and kick off our Thorsday campaign. See Thorsday Flyer

                                                      Premiere Schedule:

                                                      2:30-3:00 pm in Saguaro Lobby (Red Mountain) and Navajo Room (Southern and Dobson):

                                                      • Walk the red carpet and have your photo taken with Thor--wear your best Thunderbird apparel!
                                                      • Bring your VIP ticket (pick up in Student Life or watch for your hand-delivered ticket) to spin the prize wheel for your chance to win Thunderbird swag. You might even win a new Thorsday t-shirt!
                                                      • Grab your popcorn and candy

                                                      3:00-3:30 pm in S140 (Red Mountain) and Navajo Room (Southern and Dobson):

                                                      • Learn all about Thorsday and what it means to be part of the Thorsday Movement
                                                      • Watch the World Premiere of the new Thorsday film!
                                                      • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                                                      ASU Earth and Science Exploration Open House

                                                      • Friday, Nov. 4, 6 pm - 9 pm, Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building 4 (ISTB4) at 781 East Terrace in Tempe.
                                                      • This FREE event is organized by graduate students from the School of Earth and Space Exploration and includes a public lecture, 3D planetarium shows, interactive science exhibits for all ages, research groups and student clubs and stargazing with telescopes to learn about the night sky.

                                                      • This semester’s theme is NASA James Webb Space Telescope with keynote speaker Regents Professor Rogier Windhorst speaking about new science and results Webb will unlock! Students from the Windhorst Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology Group will field questions after the talk.

                                                      • Windhorst is one of the world's six Interdisciplinary Scientists for NASA's 6.5 meter Webb which launched on Dec. 25, 2021. His group at ASU plans to use Webb to map the epoch of First Light in detail.

                                                      • The School of Earth and Space Exploration is located in the Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building 4 (ISTB4) at 781 East Terrace in Tempe. Parking is available at the Rural Road Parking Structure on Lemon Street and Rural Road (parking fees may apply).

                                                      • More information.

                                                      International Education is looking for students to act as “coaches”

                                                      • Sign up by Nov. 1 (see below). Students will present speeches on 14 November 2022
                                                      • MCC’s International Education administers a U.S. government-funded program called the Community College Initiative Program (CCIP). This program sponsors 16 students from 12 countries for one-year certificate programs ranging from Cybersecurity to Early Childhood Education. On 14 November, these students will present a speech that seeks to assist them to develop public speaking skills under the theme of MLK's " I have a dream" speech. Each student will produce an equivalent speech for their own country. IE is looking for students to act as “coaches” to help these students with their composition and to help them practice for the live-streaming event on 10 November. The event will be streamed to project sponsors at the US State Department, to counterparts at Northern Virginia Community College, and to 9 other colleges participating in the program the students have received some instruction on the speech itself to understand some aspects of the civil rights movement in the U.S . IE subsequently extended the theme to serve as a basis for the development of their public speaking skills through reading and speaking exercises. Coaches will be expected to have a few short meetings (2-3) with the student assigned to them for consultations and assistance as may be needed.

                                                      • If you are interested in participating in this co-curricular activity, please contact Aziz Alhadi, aziz.alhadi@mesacc.edu by 1 November 2022.

                                                      • Co-Curricular Type: Volunteering

                                                      50 Years of Title IX - Social Science's Lunchtime Lecture Series

                                                      • Tuesday, November 8, 2022, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, Room SC11-E, Southern & Dobson Campus
                                                      • Virtual Attendance Option TBD.
                                                      • A brief Q&A session will immediately follow the presentation.
                                                      • Free pizza will be provided for those who attend the presentation in person!
                                                      • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                                                      Military Caregiver Journey

                                                      • Wednesday, November 9, 2022, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                                                      • WebEx Link: https://tinyurl.com/Civic-Action-Hour-Fall2022
                                                      • Speaker: Sharon Tope Grassi- Arizona Dole Caregiver Fellow/Alumni
                                                      • How a family transitions when a service member is injured. Why is it different from caregiving in the civilian world? The military-caregiver journey. Caregivers’ inclusivity on the medical-care team, and why it's important. Community Actions - such as hiring a caregiver, identifying and supporting caregivers in your community, or supporting caregiver initiatives.
                                                      • Sharon Grassi is the mother of four wonderful children and the grandmother of three adorable grandbabies. She lives in Gilbert, Arizona with her husband Pete, her son Derek, and their 5 dogs. She was born and raised in Arizona, where she earned two AAS degrees in manufacturing from Yavapai College and a BS in technical communications from Arizona State University, where she graduated summa cum laude ­at 53 years old. Sharon has held many roles, but the role she holds most dear is the role of Military Caregiver for her son Derek, an Army combat medic and Infantryman. Derek sustained multiple injuries over the course of three combat deployments and is now 100% disabled. In addition to caregiving, Sharon is the CEO of Co-Op Survival – a local non-profit www.co-opsurvival.com. Co-Op brings caregivers together to make dog leashes for Veterans. Our motto: It’s Not About the Leash! Sharon is also an Arizona Elizabeth Dole Fellow. As a Fellow, she advocates for caregivers and works on issues that she is passionate about, like parent caregiving and military to civilian transitions.
                                                      • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                                                      Drag Queen Story Hour

                                                      • Date: Thursday, November 10, 2022
                                                      • Time: 10:30am-1:45am
                                                      • Location: Room SC 24 or by phone: +1 312-57574470 PIN: 818277968
                                                      • The event will also be live-streamed at this link
                                                      • Drag Queen Story Hour will be by Michelle Miranda Thorstad
                                                      • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                                                      ​​"Dawnland" Film Screening and Discussion

                                                      • Thursday, Nov. 17 at 12 pm, Navajo Room, Southern Dobson Campus
                                                      • For decades, Child Welfare Authorities have been removing Native American Children from their homes to save them from being Indian. In Maine, The first official "Truth and Reconciliation Commission" in the United States begins in prehistoric investigation. Dawnland goes behind-the-scenes as the historic body grapples with difficulty truths, redefines reconciliation, and charts a new course for state and tribal relations.
                                                      • After the film, join Dr. Mona Scott as she leads us with a discussion on the film. Food and drinks will be provided for those attending.
                                                      • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                                                      Fall Dance Concert

                                                      • November 17 & 18 at 7:30 pm. 1520 South Longmore, Mesa, AZ 85202
                                                      • Featuring the MCC Dance Company and On Tap. Produced and Directed by Jennifer Seigle. Dance is the living, breathing expression of the human experience translated into movement. It is a physical manifestation of the things we know and feel but cannot say. It is a celebration, a community, a connection. Please join us for the Fall Dance Concert! The MCC Dance Company and OnTap perform in new works by faculty and student choreographers.
                                                      • Student tickets $10, General public $15.
                                                      • Get tickets and learn more at https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/Z8i
                                                      • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts